Macklemore joined Allen Stone and the Seattle Rock Orchestra – “Neon Cathedral”
Macklemore and Allen Stone ::: Photo by Josh Lovseth
Last night’s Allen Stone show at the Neptune had everything. Stone thinks big and entertainment was the word, and moreso feeling, because of it.
The night hit a climax (but certainly not the only one) during a collaboration on what could the next Macklemore single, a song called “Neon Cathedral,” where Stone played keys and sang a woeful backing over a legion of strings to Ben Haggerty’s clear-eyed reflections on a lifelong relationship with bars and alcohol. The song debuted a year and a half ago with Hot Bodies in Motion in a more contemplative iteration but Mack is now emphatic his verses, and the addition of Stone playing the melodic angel to Mack’s conflicted Lucifer completes this much more aggressive meditation still on a high note.
The screams in this video we’ll point you at by youtuber issaquahwa say a whole lot more than I ever could about the kind of star power that was on display in that room right at that moment. They just didn’t let up. It was kind of ridiculous.