This is one way to announce happy news! Macklemore revealed the birth of his daughter all while releasing a new song, ‘Growing Up (Sloan’s Song)’ featuring Ed Sheeran for his fans. Listen to the sweet song filled with advice for his daughter here!
Congratulations to Macklemore, 32, and his wife Tricia Davis! Although the couple privately welcomed their daughter, Sloane Ava Simone Haggerty, to the world two months ago, this song that the rapper released is the public announcement to her birth. Listen to the beautiful tune here.
“Growing Up (Sloan’s Song)” was the perfect way to announce his daughter’s birth. The 32-year-old surprised with his fans with the song on August 5 along with some wonderful news from his personal life. “Our daughter, Sloane Ava Simone Haggerty was born 2 months ago on May 29th,” Macklemore wrote on his Facebook. “There is nothing like the joy and happiness that comes from bringing a baby into this universe. She has filled my heart in ways that I never knew were possible. She is the love of my life. This song is for her.” We’re not crying, you are!
Macklemore released this song alongside his longtime collaborator, Ryan Lewis, 27, with Ed Sheeran, 24, featured on the track. The song is filled with multitudes of advice for his baby girl when she grows up, but it can also resonate with those who are just trying to figure out how to grow up themselves. “Ryan had made a new beat that would eventually become the song you’re listening to. Half of it is advice about growing up. The other half is trying to figure out how to grow up myself,” the Seattle born rapper wrote. “When you try to escape yourself, life has an interesting way of creating situations that force you to come back. To look at who you are. This is why “Growing up” felt like the right song to re-emerge with. It’s where I’ve been the last year, through all the ups and downs.” The changes in his life caused him to create such a beautiful song.
Macklemore Makes A Sweet Announcement With Tricia
Macklemore certainly knows how to pull on all of our heartstrings. Before Sloan was even born, the singer and Tricia shared their pregnancy announcement in the sweetest way possible — with a video. In their family video, the couple is seen hearing Sloan’s heartbeat for the first time in an ultrasound and so many tears were shed. It was such a sweet moment for the couple and we imagine there will be many more to come now that Sloan is here!
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of Macklemore’s announcement of his daughter’s birth?
— Michelle Phi