By Prince Hakeem
It’s been more than a year since the death of Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller, and his presence is still being missed today. He had an accidental drug overdosed and died on September 7th, 2018. Just before his death, Mac released his fifth studio album called Swimming. It was met with critical acclaim, being penned as the first Mac Miller album where he finally grew. Sadly fans won’t be able to see how the maturation of that growth. However though, it appears that Mac is giving us one last gift from the other side.
It was recently announced by Mac Miller’s estate that a presumably final and posthumous album would be coming soon. Entitled ‘Circles’, Miller was deep into the recording process of this album at the time of his death. It was meant to be the counterpart and companion to ‘Swimming’. Given the blessing by his family, producer Jon Brion took on the task of finishing the project that way he believed Miller would intended. He closely collaborated with Miller on the Swimming album, so the family felt it was right.
With Circles due for a January 17 release, it’s only right that a single be released in anticipation. With that comes a new song called “Good News”. this new track, along with music video, has fans and social media collectively in their feelings as this seems to peak Mac and a fitting way to close things on his legacy.