Openly gay singer Mary Lambert, who sang the chorus to Macklemore’s number one hit, has called ‘She Keeps Me Warm’ a “love song”.
‘That’s all it is. It’s an honest love song, an extended version of my chorus from ‘Same Love’. It’s another side of the story. The only difference with this song is that there are female pronouns,” Lambert said.
“I’m not trying to be shocking. I suppose it’s inadvertently making a statement, but I hope this song sits in all hearts – gay or straight. It’s not about any of that. It’s about love. It’s always been about love.”
‘Same Love’ drew attention for its support for same-sex marriage, reaching number 11 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in the United States and number 1 in both New Zealand and Australia.
Macklemore explained that the song came from his own frustration with hip hop’s positions on homosexuality, saying that “misogyny and homophobia are the two acceptable means of oppression in hip hop culture”.
She Keeps Me Warm will be available on iTunes on 29 July.
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