just released a music video for his newest single "Glorious," featuring Skylar Grey
, and it's the cutest thing I've seen this week. The video starts with Macklemore surprising his Grandma Helen for her 100th birthday. Her reaction is precious - "you made me cry." When Macklemore tells her they're going to do whatever she wants to do, she says she wants to do it all, and that's what they do. The rest of the video shows the two going out for a day of antics and adventures, including karaoke, an arcade, and of course, thrift shopping. The video is not only heartwarming and amusing to watch, but also shot and colored beautifully.
"Glorious" is the first single from Macklemore's upcoming album, which will be his second solo album and his first full-length release since This Unruly Mess I've Made
, a Macklemore & Ryan Lewis album from early 2016. The song itself is uplifting, with lyrics like "Another day, another breath/Been chasing dreams, but I never slept/I got a new attitude and a lease on life/And some peace of mind." Skylar Grey singing the chorus really brings the whole inspirational vibe together.
Whether or not you like Macklemore's music, the video is definitely worth a watch. Sure, he didn't really deserve that Best Rap Album Grammy in 2014, and his flows can come off as corny and trying to hard to sound like he "gets it," but Macklemore seems like a good guy who's just trying to do his best. And seriously, the video is adorable.