Stories of St. Edward
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis filmed the music video for the song Kevin featuring Leon Bridges at The Lodge at St. Edward prior to the restoration. The attic scenes were filmed in the attic space beyond these doors. Guests are not permitted in this space for safety, but Macklemore makes his own rules. The song appeared on Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' second studio album Unruly Mess I've Made, released February 26, 2016. The message behind the song is powerful and personal for Macklemore, who said "This one is personal… I started writing it when my friend Kevin passed from an overdose on prescription medication. It was my attempt to process his death. To grieve. And also to examine the over abundance of prescription drugs in America. How quick we're taught at an early age to put a pharmaceutical band aid over our pain/anxiety."