New Single From Mac Miller Gives Solace to Fans and an A Posthumous Album is Announced
I wasn't sure when or if we would ever get more music from the beloved musician following his untimely passing, so it was a great surprise to find out new music from Mac Miller was on the way, and sooner than I could’ve hoped for, too.
A couple of days ago Mac Miller’s estate announced they would be releasing his posthumous album Circles on January 17th. A project Mac completed as a companion album to Swimming, “Two different styles complementing each other, completing a circle.” Jon Brion, whom Mac worked on the album with prior to his death, took on the process of completing the album after his passing. The process of releasing the album the family stated was complicated, which I have no doubt it was, but I'm extremely happy we get to receive it.
A couple of days ago, the first single and visual were released ahead of the album properly titled, “Good News.” It's a soft and comforting song despite its melancholy content. It makes sense as to why this was the first single as it feels terrifyingly final in a life-after-death kind of way. The more I replay this track, the more it feels like he foreshadowed his passing, and Circles was left to help us to heal. In the way Mac always has, he speaks to the deepest parts of us that the outside rarely sees. Resonating deeply with the thoughts unspoken and the feelings we wouldn't dare to share. Despite the shock many of us still feel in regard to his passing, we can be reassured it will be okay. The final verse of the song is haunting as posthumous music usually is, still I can’t wait to hear more.
There's a whole lot more for me waiting on the other side I'm always wondering if it feel like summer I know maybe I'm too late, I could make it there some other time I'll finally discover That there's a whole lot more for me waiting That there's a whole lot more for me waiting I know maybe I'm too late, I could make it there some other time Then I'll finally discover That it ain't that bad, ain't so bad When it ain't that bad, mm At least it don't gotta be no more
The six and half minute visual is like a psychedelic ride to meet Mac where he is now; a beautiful trip. Watch the visual for “Good News” below and check back with us once the album drops for more.
Rest in paradise Mac Miller.