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Single of The Day: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton – Can’t Hold Us
Single of The Day

Single of The Day: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton – Can’t Hold Us 

Released by: Warner Music Indonesia

Thrift Shop mungkin yang mengangkat nama duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ke permukaan, namun sebelumnya mereka telah merilis beberapa single yang tak kalah seru dari album debut mereka, The Heist, termasuk Can’t Hold Us ini. Perpaduan antara elektro-pop yang asyik dengan hiphop yang seru menjadi andalan single ketiga dari duo rapper/produser ini.

Denting piano membuka single ini yang disusul kemudian oleh perkusi yang bertalu sampai kemudian elektro-pop berdentum mengisi relungnya. Tak butuh lama, rap dari Macklemore segera mewarnai alur lagunya dengan penuh. Sesuai dengan beat lagunya yang berdegup dan antemik, rap Macklemore berderap dan berderu.

Sekilas gaya rap Macklemore agak mengingatkan akan Ludacris, terutama pada poin-poin bertempo cepat yang membuat ia harus merepetkan liriknya dengan ultra-cepat. Akan tetapi hal ini sama sekali tidak menganggu karena ia mampu memberikan warna tersendiri untuk lagunya.

Pada bagian chorus, penyanyi Ray Dalton mengisi vokal. Dengan latar belakang gospel dan RnB Dalton, jelas kita bisa merasakan sentuhan gospel dalam cara Dalton menyanyikan liriknya. Ini memberi kedalaman tersendiri pada lagunya. Sebagai tambahan, aktris Susannah Wetzel pun turut menyumbangkan vokalnya agar chorus Can’t Hold Us terdengar lebih berwarna lagi.

Overall, duo Macklemore dan Ryan Lewis memberi sentuhan tersendiri pada skena Hihop, karena mereka tak segan untuk memoles lagu-lagu mereka dengan baluran subgenre lain, termasuk elektro-pop, gospel dan rock alternative dalam single Can’t Hold Us. Di tengah artis-artis Hiphop ramai-ramai berubah menjadi pengusung EDM, senang melihat ada yang masih setia dengan gaya klasik Hiphop, meski tetap mengizinkan diri mereka memberi sentuhan baru dalam aransemennya.

Dan karena aransemennya yang asyik, maka tidak mengherankan jika di awal 2013 ini, Microsoft Outlook memakai lagu ini dalam iklan komersial mereka.

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(Haris / CreativeDisc Contributor)

LYRIC
[Verse 1]
Return of the Mac, get em
What it is
What it does
What it is
What it isn’t
Looking for a better way to get up out of bed
Instead of getting on the internet and checking out who hit me, get up
Thrift shop, pimp strut walking
Little bit of humble, little bit of cautious
Somewhere between like Rocky and Cosby
Sweater game nope nope y’all can’t copy
Yup, Bad, moonwalking
This here, is our party
My posse’s been on Broadway
And we did it our way
Grown music
I shed my skin and put my bones into everything I record to it
And yet I’m on
Let that stage light go and shine on down
Got that Bob Barker suit game and plinko in my style
Money, stay on my craft and stick around for those pounds
But, I do that to pass the torch and put on for my town
Trust me, on my I-N-D-E-P-E-N-D-E-N-T shit hustlin’
Chasing dreams since I was 14
With the four track bussing
Halfway cross that city with the backpack
Fat cat, crushing labels out here
Nah they can’t tell me nothing
We give that to the people
Spread it across the country
Labels out here
Nah they can’t tell me nothing
We give it to the people
Spread it across the country

[Hook- Ray Dalton]
Can we go back, this is the moment
Tonight is the night, we’ll fight till it’s over
So we put our hands up like the ceiling can’t hold us
Like the ceiling can’t hold us
Can we go back, this is the moment
Tonight is the night, we’ll fight till it’s over
So we put our hands up like the ceiling can’t hold us
Like the ceiling can’t hold us

[Verse 2]
Now can I kick it, thank you
Yeah I’m so damn grateful
I grew up, really wanted gold fronts
But that’s what you get when Wu-Tang raised you
Y’all can’t stop me
Go hard like I got an 808 in my heart beat
And I’m eating at the beat like you gave a little speed to a great white shark on shark week
Raw. Time to gone off. I’m gone!
Deuces goodbye. I got a world to see, and my girl she wanna see Rome
Caesar make you a believer
Nah I never ever did it for a throne
That validation comes from giving it back to the people.
Nah sing a song and it goes like
Raise those hands, this is our party
We came here to live life like nobody was watching
I got my city right behind me, if I fall, they got me
Learn from that failure gain humility and then we keep marching ourselves

[Hook- Ray Dalton]

[Bridge]
Na na na na na na na na
And all my people say

Macklemore

[Hook- Ray Dalton]

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