Same Love is KitschMix’s tune of the day.
Back in 2012 Seattle-based hip hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis released this video to YouTube. 118, 137, 502 views later the music and words are still so powerful to listen to. Same Love, features vocals by the amazing Mary Lambert, and talks openly about the issue of LGBTQ rights. It was recorded during the campaign for Washington Referendum 74, which was campaign to legalise Same-sex marriage in Washington State – Now approved.
The song reached number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it the first song to ever openly promote and celebrate same-sex marriage in the United States It also reached number 1 in both New Zealand and Australia, and was nominated at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards for Song of the Year.
The music video was launched on YouTube on October 2, 2012, and accumulated 350,000 views 24 hours after its debut. The video, spanning decades, depicts the life of the main character and the same-sex partner with whom he falls in love, including the social conflicts which befall them in relation to their sexual orientation, their eventual marriage, and their final parting in old age.
The wedding of the main couple was filmed at All Pilgrims Christian Church in Seattle. Macklemore and Mary Lambert cameo in non-speaking roles in the video. “Same Love” is now the unofficially adopted as an anthem by supporters of legalising same-sex marriage, particularly in reference.