SPOKANE, Wash. (July 21, 2015) — Seattle-based duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis – whose second half comes by way of Spokane – are in town this week shooting a new video with local production company North by Northwest.
The shoot will close off several blocks of downtown Spokane until Saturday, July 25, according to The Spokesman-Review.
Neither Macklemore’s publicist or North by Northwest have made any comment to local media regarding what exactly is being recorded this week.
Video from Tuesday morning (above, and shot by someone who’d like to remain anonymous) clearly shows choreography, so a music video is quite likely. What song this video could be for is extremely hard to say – the duo’s most recent single was “White Walls,” in October 2013, which already has a music video. While Macklemore has said on his Twitter that a new album will be released in 2015, no new information has come out since.
Perhaps a new single and a video – featuring Spokane! – will be the debut single for the upcoming album? It would not be unlike Macklemore to release a new song and the video to accompany it. The track “Thrift Shop,” his chart-topping, tag-popping hit, came out Aug. 27, 2012, and the video followed two days after, on August 29.
This article and video were originally published online here for The Inlander, an alternative weekly in Spokane. I found and edited the video and wrote the story. We were the first Spokane news outlet to have video of the music video shoot. The original post includes embedded social media posts.