Mopeds. Yes, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’s new song, “Downtown,” is all about living the moped life. Whether you love them or hate them, you won’t be able to stop listening to this new song. After a long-awaited release, this is their first single since their Grammy-winning album, “The Heist,” which was released in 2012. Just released August 27th, “Downtown” has already gained much popularity and is well on its way to being one of the top songs of 2015.
The music video represents the life we all secretly want to live. It’s all about riding in a moped gang downtown, picking up women on your moped, and running the streets on your moped. Filled with moose motorcycles, eagle chariots, 80’s attire and lots of mopeds, “Downtown” is another dose of the unique style the makes Macklemore and Ryan Lewis great. Instead of relying on his own voice, Macklemore uses various instruments and a synth-like background to create a funky beat throughout the song. Along with the funky beat, this song features multiple artists including rap legends Melle Mel, Kool Moe Dee and Grandmaster Caz. The best part of the song, though, is undeniably Eric Nally’s electric vocals that blast throughout the song.
There is no wonder why this song and music video have exploded, with its endless variety, amazing choreography and pure catchiness. “Downtown” is a song that you will either love or pretend to hate, but love deep down inside. After you listen to it, I won’t judge if you head downtown and buy yourself a moped.