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Mary Lambert Talks Macklemore & Poetry at Her "Iconic" SXSW 2014

"I didn't really shower last year," the Seattle singer says of doing festivals before "Same Love" broke her into the mainstream

As one of our must-see acts at this year's SXSW, we were pumped to spend the day with "Same Love" singer Mary Lambert. The Seattle singer/spoken word artist tells Fuse that we were lucky to join her this year instead of 2013. 

"Last year, I didn't really shower," she says. "It was an exciting moment to put deodorant on."

She's feeling the love now after breaking out this summer with a feature on Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' "Same Love" and releasing a solo version of the hit. "It's just cool that people to know who I am," she adds. "People are just so stoked and that means a lot to me that I get to have that interaction. I freak out when they freak out because that's so cool! It's been awesome."

Lambert says that she honed her performance skills on the road with Macklemore and Lewis, and it's led her to sing and perform poetry at "iconic stages" like Waterloo Records' day party, which boasted Talib Kweli, A Great Big World, Aloe Blacc and more this year.

Watch the full interview above for more on Lambert's relationship with Macklemore, the differences between writing poetry and songs and loads of adorable hugs from fans. Don't miss all of Fuse's SXSW coverage from Austin right here.

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