Return of the Mac.
Sixteen months after his death, the family of Mac Miller debuts his final album Circles. Led by the first single “Good News,” the project features 12 tracks, which The Associated Press calls “superb” and “heartbreakingly sublime.”
Miller was working on the album, a companion to 2018’s Grammy-nominated Swimming, prior to his death in September 2018. It was completed with help from producer Jon Brion, who he worked with on Swimming. Miller sings more than raps throughout the project, which “feels more akin to Harry Nilsson than hip-hop,” according to Apple Music.
After much consideration, the family ultimately decided to release Circles. “This is a complicated process that has no right answer. No clear path. We simply know that it was important to Malcolm for the world to hear it,” says his family. “One of the most difficult decisions in the process is how best to let people know about it—how to communicate meaningfully while keeping sacred what should be kept sacred. So this will be the only post on any of his channels.”
In celebration of Miller’s music and legacy, three fan pop-up events will be held in Los Angeles, New York, and Pittsburgh on Jan. 17 and 18. The exhibitions, in partnership with Amazon Music, will feature immersive listenings of Circles in Ultra HD audio, as well as a multimedia fan art exhibition and exclusive merch. Entry is free and all net proceeds from merch sales will go to The Mac Miller Fund.
Stream Circles below.