The family of the late rapper Mac Miller has shared news of a posthumous album release titled Circles. News of the album, out on January 17, comes a little over a year after the musician's passing on September 7, 2018.
Before the album arrives next week, the family debuted a music video for the first single, "Good News," which includes behind-the-scenes footage of the rapper in the studio and animated visuals alongside pictures of the performer. The video takes viewers through various landscapes, including a lush green field, the cerulean sea, and even deep space.
Mac's family shared an Instagram statement on his account that addressed the release. As they explain, before Mac's death, he was working on a companion album to Swimming titled Circles. "Two different styles complementing each other, completing a circle," the family wrote. At the time, Mac was working with producer Jon Brion on the release, and after Mac passed, Jon made it his goal to finish the album.
The family's statement acknowledged that "this is a complicated process that has no right answer" and "no clear path." They continued, writing, "We simply know that it was important to Malcom for the world to hear it. 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."
The note closed with the family thanking fans and supporters. "We miss him," the Instagram statement reads. "We are left to imagine where Malcolm was going and to appreciate where he was. We hope you take this time to listen. The look on his face when everyone was listening said it all."
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