11.22.2015

Macklemore and Leon Bridges Debut ‘Kevin’ at AMAs

A few months after debuting the epic video for “Downtown” and giving a show-stopping performance at the MTV VMAs, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis took the stage at the 2015 American Music Awards to perform a new, deeply personal track with Leon Bridges called “Kevin.”

Dressed in a suit, the Seattle rapper began his track that seems like a personal reference to his own battle with substance abuse. “I hate myself, and nobody’s gonna cure this pain,” he rapped, inviting out the soul singer to belt the chorus. “Doctor please, give me a dose of the American dream / Put down the pen and look at my eye / When the waiting room and something ain’t right / All this is on you / We’re overprescribed,” sang Bridges.

In September, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis said that they only have a few more songs to complete for the follow-up to their Grammy-winning album The Heist. Starting in January, they will hit the road for a tour, kicking off in Phoenix, Ariz. on Jan. 9.