Photo: San Francisco Foghorn - Macklemore

Macklemore + Windsor Perform ‘Maniac’ on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’: Look + Listen

With the a little help from Windser, Macklemore performed his recent single ‘Maniac’ on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Following his prior single ‘Chant‘ in July, ‘Maniac’ (produced by Ryan Lewis, Macklemore’s former musical partner, and Budo,) was released in August.

About his newest single, Macklemore (born Benjamin Hammond Haggerty) said “The first time I heard Windser singing the hook on ‘Maniac’ I fell in love with it.” “It’s infectious and relatable and I couldn’t get it out of my head. ‘Maniac’ is about the euphoria of a relationship that isn’t perfect, but an addictive journey of the ups and downs that make you both who you are.”

Earlier this summer, Macklemore spoke with Rolling Stone about the next phase of his music, explaining that “Chant” felt like “a bit of a rebirth.” “I wanted to challenge myself, get through moments of writer’s block, and capture the spirit of what it’s like to overcome something, push through it, and get up the next day and do it again.”

And about his split from Lewis, he said “We needed a break.” “We were together damn near every day for that decade. That’s intense. And we’re so comfortable with each other, so honest with each other, that it can be daunting. We needed some space, both of us. He was the one that initiated it in the first place. I was kind of at the time like, ‘Oh my God. What am I going to do? This is nuts.’”

Macklemore is currently on tour in North American with Imagine Dragons which ends in Los Angeles at the Banc of California Stadium on Sept. 15.

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Author: Saul Goode

Photo: San Francisco Foghorn – Macklemore