More than three years after releasing their Grammy-winning debut album The Heist, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are back with their official sophomore LP, titled This Unruly Mess I've Made. As with their first album, this next offering will be self-released, and is due out Feb. 26.
Along with the album title and release date, the Seattle-based duo also released the cover art, an album trailer and a personal letter from Macklemore. "I couldn’t escape," he writes. "I’d been escaping the whole time. I had to finally look. Look at the mess we had made. In all its lacquered glory and its tarnished failures. Stare at it. Understand it. And then leave. I was too comfortable. Being comfortable is what kills artists."