US rap star Macklemore has taken to Twitter to announce the release of GEMINI, his first solo album in 12 years. Available for pre-order now, the album will be gracing your ears on 22 September.
Over the past ten years, Macklemore’s album releases have all been collaborations with his long-term musical partner, Ryan Lewis. Album chart hits such as The Heist and This Unruly Mess I’ve Made were fruits of the hip hop duo’s collaboration and Macklemore hasn’t released a solo album since The Language of My World in 2005.
So, we’re pretty excited about this one.
Macklemore first started teasing fans on Twitter earlier this week, changing his account name to GEMINI and posting a video of star constellations. Zodiac vibes, anyone?
He then took to Twitter to give us a first glimpse of the album artwork, announcing the release date of 22 September.
— Macklemore (@macklemore) August 22, 2017
Over the years, Macklemore has collaborated with the likes of Ryan Lewis, Ed Sheeran and recently Skylar Grey, and GEMINI is no exception. The tracklist names an impressive collection of featured artists, including Kesha who released her album Rainbow this month after overcoming a long legal battle against Dr Luke.
Check out the complete tracklist below:
01 Ain’t Gonna Die Tonight (ft. Eric Nally)
02 Glorious (ft. Skylar Grey)
03 Marmalade (ft. Lil Yachty)
04 Willy Wonka (ft. Offset)
05 Intentions (ft. Dan Caplen)
06 Good Old Days (ft. Kesha)
07 Levitate (ft. Otieno Terry)
08 Firebreather (ft. Reignwolf)
09 How to Play the Flute (ft. King Draino)
10 Ten Million
11 Over It (ft. Donna Missal)
12 Zara (ft. Abir)
13 Corner Store (ft. Dave B & Travis Thompson)
14 Miracle (ft. Dan Caplen)
15 Church (ft. Xperience)
16 Excavate (ft. Saint Claire)
The release of the new album comes just in time for Macklemore’s upcoming US tour which kicks off in Portland on 6 October. Check out the tour dates here to see if Macklemore is coming to a city near you.
GEMINI is available for pre-order now at http://smarturl.it/MacklemoreGemini .You can listen to singles “Glorious” and “Marmalade” right away.
Are you excited to hear Macklemore’s latest venture? Let us know with a tweet over at @CelebMix.