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Mary Lambert Releases 'Same Love' Chorus Into Full Single: Listen

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Mary Lambert has taken the chorus she sings in the Macklemore & Ryan Lewis monster hit "Same Love" and crafted it into a full four-minute song titled "She Keeps Me Warm."

Lambert says about the song: "...this song is not political. It’s not about oppression or marriage equality. This song is a love song."

Take a listen, AFTER THE JUMP.

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  1. Unfortunately, gay love songs are political

    Our identity is political

    Our very existence is political

    Posted by: rick scatorum | Jul 28, 2013 9:47:30 AM


  2. It has surprised me how little attention Mary Lambert received for her part in Same Love. Even when Macklemore & Lewis performed on Ellen with Mary Lambert, Ellen didn't acknowledge her.

    I like this expanded version of the chorus and its softer, less "belted out" vocals. But yeah, particularly for minorities, the personal IS the political.

    FWIW, Lambert gave a great live performance of this and other songs from her new EP on Seattle Public Radio. In a way I prefer that version of She Keeps Me Warm because it's more stripped down, without the orchestration.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soxIVq4caOg#at=53

    Posted by: Caliban | Jul 28, 2013 10:25:51 AM


  3. Mary Lambert sounds like a bit of a phony. It's as if she wants to deny the
    importance of our political battles.

    Also, why is a woman allowed to get away with singing a personal same-sex song but not a man? Looks like that homophobic double standard of liberals has struck again - ie girl-girl hot, guy-guy gross. Remember how liberals allowed I Kissed A Girl by Katy Perry but refused point-blank to allow a male -male version.

    Mary Lambert appears to be exploiting this homophobic double standard.

    Posted by: Adam | Jul 28, 2013 10:32:22 AM


  4. Adam/Rick, why are you completely ignoring the HUGE amount of attention Steve Grand just received for HIS "personal same-sex song" All-American Boy? He's been on network TV talking about the song and video while so far Mary Lambert has been mentioned on gay blogs and local Public Radio.

    Oh, that's right. Because acknowledging that would get in the way of your hysterical screeds against women and doesn't fit your paranoid world-view.

    Posted by: Caliban | Jul 28, 2013 10:56:24 AM


  5. @Adam, "liberals" are hardly some monolithic regulatory group that "allows" and "blocks" pop culture...it is society and our complicated set of traditionally white, middle class ,youth driven pop cultural values,as filtered through a traditionally white, older male executive decision making process. It has very little to do with liberal and conservative and much more to do with possibly outdated ideas of what audiences want, will protest the least, and ultimately what will make the most money, period. Lesbian chic has always fascinated straight males of any age and gay me having sex has until recently usually icked them out. That is changing as we become more familiar and comfortable with sex outside of our frame of reference (not just acts we would want to do and/or participate in). But that, while still a double standard, is going to be a major factor for years as show business is still a business...and the backing money will go where the greatest audience is. But to say that this beautiful song is tainted by that history in even an indirect way is too much for me...it represents progress, just as Brokeback Mountain did, and the fact that "Same Love" is primarily performed by a straight man. I would NOT include Katy Perry's "I Kissed A Girl" in that list as that was far more of a traditional exploitation of heterosexual fantasy than any kind of progress and a male version in the same vein would have been kind of trashy. And remember, Frank Ocean sang about loving a man on a studio release hit record first. Its happening.

    Posted by: BreckRoy | Jul 28, 2013 10:59:49 AM


  6. I don't have a problem with either view. I have no issue with her saying that a simple love song sung by a woman to a woman isn't political - the point of the song isn't political change, the lyrics aren't about politics or the interaction of the two women with society.

    And at the same time, I agree that same-sex actions are forced to be political acts because of the reaction of the society around us. Holding hands, kisses goodbye, wearing rings, living our lives openly are all political acts in the truest and oldest meaning of the word "politics" - by taking our place openly in the "live of the city" we are being political.

    I don't see her emphasis on "it's not political" as a slam at gay rights or the LGBT community - especially when she's taken the part of an openly and intentionally political song and expanded it into a love song that isn't about marriage equality politics the way Same Love is.

    It can be both at the same time.

    Posted by: Lymis | Jul 28, 2013 11:31:31 AM


  7. It figures that Adam would post some homophobic, log-cabin, misogynist bs on a story like this. How has Andy not banned all of Rick/Jason's various aliases yet?

    Posted by: MateoM | Jul 28, 2013 12:51:30 PM


  8. Caliban: Well, to be fair Ray Dalton didn't receive that much attention from the media either, and Can't hold us was number one (something that Same love didn't acomplished yet).
    Featured artist sometimes get a lot of attention and became households by themselves (Bruno Mars' fist two hits were as featured artist) but a many ocasions the main artist is the one who receives all the attention even when the song is a proper duet (wich is not the case)

    Posted by: jjose712 | Jul 28, 2013 1:52:19 PM


  9. Ah, Adam is Rick/Jason? Had I known, I wouldn't have wasted my keystrokes.

    Posted by: BreckRoy | Jul 28, 2013 2:48:19 PM


  10. Adam is definitely Jason. Rick is a different person.

    Posted by: Brian in Texas | Jul 28, 2013 6:04:38 PM


  11. One of the first outwardly lesbian love songs? Have we forgotten Cris Williamson, already? She was doing "outwardly lesbian love songs" back in the '70s.

    Posted by: John Conolley | Jul 29, 2013 4:42:47 AM


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