Macklemore has unveiled the tracklist for Gemini, his first solo album since 2005’s The Language Of My World. The 16 track featured guest spots from artists like Lil Yachty, Migos’ Offset, pop princess Kesha, singer Skylar Grey and frequent collaborator Xperience. His first solo album was in 2005 “The Language Of My World” which was produced by Ryan Lewis.
The project isn’t the result of any ill will between the both of them. In a recent interview with Sway, Macklemore revealed it was actually Lewis’ decision to not be involved after saying he would be “the worst producer” for the “Can’t Hold Us” MC. “You need space to appreciate somebody,” Macklemore told Sway. “We’ve been working together nine years. We’re best friends. We worked together every single day; music videos, in the studio, all that stuff. I heard that and at first I was like, ‘Damn, music without Ryan’ and then I was like, ‘You know what? He’s right, we need a break.’ It was very much mutual. He was the person that put it out there first. And there’s no love lost. Ryan and I will make music together in the future
The “Thrift Shop” MC has already shared videos for the album singles “Glorious” and “Marmalade” with the aforementioned Lil Boat. Gemini marks the Washington native’s follow up to 2016’s “This Unruly Mess I Made”, which he crafted with longtime creative partner Ryan Lewis. The pair amicably parted ways earlier this summer after doing a handful of albums together, including 2012’s platinum-selling debut, The Heist. Macklemore kicks off The Gemini Tour in Portland, Oregon on October 6 with two dates at the Roseland Theater. Gemini is expected to arrive September 22.
Gemin Full Tracklist Below
1. Ain’t Gonna Die Tonight f. Eric Nally
2. Glorious f. Skylar Grey
3. Marmalade f. Lil Yachty
4. Willy Wonka f. Offset
5. Intentions f. Dan Caplen
6. Good Old Days f. Kesha
7. Levitate f. Otieno Terry
8. Firebreather f. Reignwolf
9. How To Play the Flute f. King Draino
10. Ten Million