Macklemore has returned with his new single, “Maniac” featuring Windser, produced by Ryan Lewis and Budo. The Jake Magraw-directed video for “Maniac” which features a brief cameo by Nardwuar, was inspired by and is an ode to the classic 1960’s American entertainment shows such as The Ed Sullivan Show, with a nod to Outkast’s classic 2003 music video for Hey Ya!.
Speaking about the new song, Macklemore reveals, “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. We’ve all been in relationships that maybe don’t feel healthy all the time, but we still love that person and are dependent and addicted to that love. It’s universal. Maniac is that love story.”
The new single arrives while Macklemore’s North American stadium and arena tour with Imagine Dragons is under-way. The 19-date tour kicked off August 5 at Rice Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City and concludes in Los Angeles at the Banc of California Stadium on September 15. Tickets can be found HERE.