Less than two weeks after being announced by his family, Mac Miller‘s first, and perhaps only, posthumous album has been released.
The 48-minute record dropped on Friday morning and includes 12 brand new tracks — 11 of which are original and previously unheard compositions. Each song has been accompanied by a different music video on YouTube as well.
Months before his death, producer Jon Brion was enlisted by Miller (born Malcolm McCormick) to produce the album. At the time, the much-beloved musician was “well into the process” of recording Circles.
Brion was a frequent collaborator of Miller’s and co-wrote a majority of the tracks from Swimming.
After Miller’s tragic death in late-2018, the 56-year-old producer, “dedicated himself to finishing Circles based on his time and conversations with Malcolm,” according to the McCormick family’s statement.
On the relation between Circles and Swimming, they wrote, “Swimming in Circles was the concept.”
The family described the records as “two different styles” that “complement each other” and “complete a circle.”
Additionally, Good News was put out alongside a particularly emotional, tear-jerking music video, which was directed by Anthony Gaddis and Eric Tilford.
Previously unseen clips and photographs of Miller are scattered throughout the vivid, emotional video as it appears to follow his journey through life.
Since his death, the musician has been featured on two other songs: the Free Nationals’ Time and That’s Life by 88-Keys.
He died at the age of 26 on Sept. 7, 2018.
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