Watch Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’s Moving Music Video for ‘Kevin’

Directed by Jason Koenig and Ryan Lewis, the official vid for “Kevin” walks Macklemore through literal desolation as he raps about his friend’s overdose. The dilapidated scenery you’ll find above holds a tragic sense of beauty that accentuates the poignancy and eeriness of the track — at times, it even makes it feel like you’re looking at the sets for future Conjuring installments. It’s all one welcome effect once you hear Leon Bridges croon, “Doctor, please, give me a dose of the American Dream / Put down the pen and look in my eyes / We’re in the waiting room and something ain’t right / All this is on you, we’re overprescribed.” Though it’s been a few months since Macklemore and Ryan Lewis showed this song off at the AMAs, these visuals lend “Kevin” new life by underlining and intensifying the gravity of the song’s message.

Watch the Music Video for Macklemore’s ‘Kevin’