Final Mac Miller album to be released

2020-01-09 by Rowan5215 STAFF | 81 Comments
In a post to Mac Miller's Instagram, the family of the late rapper has announced the release of his final album on January 17. Titled Circles, the album was largely recorded when Mac passed in September 2018, and has long been rumoured for an official release while Mac songs from a variety of album sessions steadily leaked to the internet in the past year and a half. Mac's family reiterates that Circles is considered the companion album to Swimming, and has been completed by Jon Brion, English producer and soundtrack artist who worked on the bulk of Swimming:

"At the time of his passing, Malcolm was well into the process of recording his companion album to Swimming, entitled Circles. Two different styles complimenting each other, completing a circle - Swimming in Circles. [...] After [Mac Miller]'s passing, Jon dedicated himself to finishing Circles based on his time and conversations with Malcolm."

Read the full statement here.
https://www.instagram.com/p/B7EIkpkpHpA/

Tagged: Mac Miller

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McTime50
January 9th 2020
990 Comments


another day, another posthumous release cobbled together

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Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
January 9th 2020
43045 Comments


not really if you literally read the statement in the news article my dude

McTime50
January 9th 2020
990 Comments


does "well into the process of recording" mean having complete songs written with final vocal takes done

if not, i'd consider it cobbled together by someone else. if so, then i retract my dumb remark

Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
January 9th 2020
43045 Comments


Thundercat said it was 85-90% done. likely everything recorded with some arrangements, mixing and editing to do, based on the leaks which are complete songs with vocal takes. they haven't cobbled together anything, Jon Brion has finished an album which Mac always intended to release

McTime50
January 9th 2020
990 Comments


then i retract my dumb remark

Conmaniac
Contributing Reviewer
January 9th 2020
25192 Comments


Companion album to Swimming....swimming in circles... totally different, complimentary style...
Yeah I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say this is less cobbled together than, say, Skins
v excited seems like they are staying as true to Mac as they can

Get Low
January 9th 2020
7188 Comments


Don't let the staff bully you, McTime. Your statement is accurate.

"another day, another posthumous release cobbled together" [2]

JeetJeet
January 9th 2020
7557 Comments


Prolly gonna cry like a bitch to this but I'm excited to hear it

McTime50
January 9th 2020
990 Comments


no bulli

Slex
Contributing Reviewer
January 9th 2020
9143 Comments


Same Jeet

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Get Low
January 9th 2020
7188 Comments


Still need to check Swimming, but if it's anything like GO:OD AM then I'll like it.

ian b
January 9th 2020
605 Comments


i love go:od am but swimming is on a whole other level sonically. and given that Thundercat and others affiliated with the project said it was like 85% done when he passed, there's no way this will turn out like any of X's posthumous releases. seems like mac's family is taking from lil peep's mom's playbook and trying to keep things authentic unlike X's money-hungry mom and all the other bullshit with X's estate lol

Get Low
January 9th 2020
7188 Comments


Why aren't these rappers' fathers in the picture? (dumb joke)
I'll check Swimming soon.

ian b
January 9th 2020
605 Comments


is that a question or a joke that flew over my head somehow? lolll, either way, i know that X's dad was kinda a deadbeat from what i've heard, and Peep's dad had an affair + had 0 respect for him nor Peep's brother and mom, n eventually he just straight up Dipped™️. watching his documentary really opened a lot of shit up that i never knew he had to go through, was eye opening that the best part of his life seemed to be when he lived on fuckin Skid Row with 4-10 other people. Mac was really close with all of his family though, or at least until near the end it seems

Morpha
January 9th 2020
122 Comments


Goddamn I seriously hate when they push this bull I don't care what the material is it is so disrespectful to the deceased

Relinquished
January 9th 2020
42930 Comments


just as disrespectful when some random internet crusader gets offended by (soon-to-be) published works of deceased artists and assume what their wishes would be for said material

Get Low
January 9th 2020
7188 Comments


@ian I guess it wasn't really joke now that I think about it. It just seems like a common theme amongst rappers that they grew up with an absent father.

Slex
Contributing Reviewer
January 9th 2020
9143 Comments


I'm going to assume anyone offended by this is literally so fatally fucking stupid that they don't possess the brainpower to read

Lord(e)Po)))ts
January 9th 2020
49666 Comments


How the fuck yall gonna bicker over mac miller tha fuck cares

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SteakByrnes
January 9th 2020
16493 Comments


Y'all see that Pokémon expansion tho

Lord(e)Po)))ts
January 9th 2020
49666 Comments


Now that's what I call spicy news

Skoj
January 10th 2020
1832 Comments


this is going to be a master class hip hop album. Swimming was my hip hop AotY when it came out, and the production for this album far exceeds Swimming.

Yall aint even ready, this is gonna be the 2020 aoty. And for anyone not reading a fucking thing, the record was 95% done at the time of his death. This record was going to see the light of day, and his estate has very carefully curated and finished his nearly-completed work. This isn't like taking X's humming and turning it into a Skrillex remix.

Get Low
January 10th 2020
7188 Comments


Surely this is just a cash grab by Malcolm's family.

Skoj
January 10th 2020
1832 Comments


how do you remember to walk and breathe at the same time, urchin?

Faraudo
January 10th 2020
3347 Comments


New single is pretty good tbh

Feather
January 10th 2020
5599 Comments


single is great

nolerthebowler
January 10th 2020
4195 Comments


Dude he died a year and a half ago and his last album came out like a couple months before he died, there is 0% likelihood this isn’t “another posthumous release cobbled together”

Do people not realize albums like this are straight up disrespectful?

nolerthebowler
January 10th 2020
4195 Comments


You can’t work on an album for a year and a half and then slap a dead guy’s name on it... that’s just shitty, obviously.

Relinquished
January 10th 2020
42930 Comments


except when 85% of the material was already done and the producer who worked on the last one finished this new one

learn to read a bit at least before going "OHHH HE'S DEAD IT'S DISRESPECTFUL CUZ I'M ASSUMING EVERYTHING"

Zeiu
January 10th 2020
238 Comments


^ "I'm going to assume anyone offended by this is literally so fatally fucking stupid that they don't possess the brainpower to read"

nolerthebowler
January 10th 2020
4195 Comments


The producer can say whatever the fuck he wants, the only person who’s opinion matters on releasing a Mac Miller album is Mac Miller, and he can’t give any input, can he?

Relinquished
January 10th 2020
42930 Comments


yea bet his family or his close collaborators had no idea what he wanted either

best thing is that you can't do anything about it

SteakByrnes
January 10th 2020
16493 Comments


Lol gottem

SymbolicInTime
January 10th 2020
4952 Comments


I'd understand the argument against this if it was random shit pulled off the cutting room floor but considering it was nearly finished I'm just perplexed at any negativity thrown at this.

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toocool4pos
January 10th 2020
254 Comments


"The producer can say whatever the fuck he wants, the only person who’s opinion matters on releasing a Mac Miller album is Mac Miller, and he can’t give any input, can he?"

Then why are you serving up an opinion?

The single was definitely not cobbled together and is one of his longer tracks at five minutes, but it feels like it needed every second of it.

If the rest of the tracks are on the same level I think it's fair to estimate that his close personal friend Thundercat isn't lying to us.

Time will tell.

It will sound cobbled together if it is.

nolerthebowler
January 10th 2020
4195 Comments


Y’all wanna help me make another new 2Pac album?

Relinquished
January 10th 2020
42930 Comments


you'd prob suck at producing so no

SymbolicInTime
January 10th 2020
4952 Comments


Lmfao how is that even remotely the same thing. The 2pac posthumous albums are just random tracks thrown together

nolerthebowler
January 10th 2020
4195 Comments


Its gonna sound as finished and intentional as Mac Miller’s verses on the latest FlyLo and Free Nationals albums.

But let me guess, y’all think there is absolutely nothing weird about those verses either.

MisguidedYouth
January 11th 2020
263 Comments


"Prolly gonna cry like a bitch to this but I'm excited to hear it" [2]

Mac's music got me through some really bad times. "Godspeed" broke me down hard when I was going through substance abuse myself. The song put things even more perspective and helped me stay clean for a while. But anyway, I hope this last release finds a proper place. RIP

Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
January 11th 2020
43045 Comments


Good News top 5 mac agreed

Faraudo
January 11th 2020
3347 Comments


This thread is riddled with stupidity lmao.
New song is top 5 Mac, without a doubt.

Slex
Contributing Reviewer
January 11th 2020
9143 Comments


Seriously this brought out some true fucking idiocy lmao

Song is so good

Faraudo
January 11th 2020
3347 Comments


Sputnik can sometimes be the place for idiots to fully share some of the most stupid hot takes in the internet, all while mostly remaining anonymous.

nolerthebowler
January 11th 2020
4195 Comments


Y’all are as tasteless and disrespectful as this album is about to be.

Get Low
January 11th 2020
7188 Comments


"Seriously this brought out some true fucking idiocy lmao"

Agreed, imagine thinking posthumous albums aren't disrespectful to the dead.

nolerthebowler
January 11th 2020
4195 Comments


Hype beast fans will eat up anything and everything, and jeer at anyone who sees through it. Cowards.

nolerthebowler
January 12th 2020
4195 Comments


Call it a B-sides and Rarities album and it would go over so much smoother.

But labeling it as a compilation of b-sides doesn’t make the estate any money, does it?

JeetJeet
January 12th 2020
7557 Comments


Jesus Christ yall are embarrassing yourselves

JeetJeet
January 12th 2020
7557 Comments


Also the new song is aight.

SteakByrnes
January 12th 2020
16493 Comments


Imagine caring this much about it

nolerthebowler
January 12th 2020
4195 Comments


Mac Miller was a true artist whose legacy is worth respecting, that’s why I care. He deserves creative control of his own material, simple as that.

Slex
Contributing Reviewer
January 12th 2020
9143 Comments


LEAVE!!!!
MAC!!!!!
ALOOOOONNNNEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Space Jester
January 12th 2020
8042 Comments


“Agreed, imagine thinking posthumous albums aren't disrespectful to the dead.“

You’re on record saying you hope Ian Watkins gets out of jail for raping a baby so he can make more music. Do you have room to talk?

nolerthebowler
January 12th 2020
4195 Comments


“LEAVE!!!!
MAC!!!!!
ALOOOOONNNNEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!“

Took the words right out of my mouth, buddy.


Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
January 12th 2020
43045 Comments


I almost want to give this dude shit for his asinine takes but it wouldn't be a fair fight cos he's so clearly lacking basic reading comprehension

JeetJeet
January 12th 2020
7557 Comments


"You’re on record saying you hope Ian Watkins gets out of jail for raping a baby so he can make more music. Do you have room to talk?"
GAAAAHHHDAYUMMMM

Get Low
January 12th 2020
7188 Comments


"Do you have room to talk?"
Of course I do. I can express my opinion as I please as long as I'm not violating the site rules.

Slex
Contributing Reviewer
January 12th 2020
9143 Comments


this site deserves a vast purge or it deserves death



Get Low
January 12th 2020
7188 Comments


[redacted]

SymbolicInTime
January 12th 2020
4952 Comments


"Call it a B-sides and Rarities album and it would go over so much smoother."

Okay but I was under the impression these tracks were all from the same sessions/already intended to be released as this album, just with some mixing or whatever needing to be done

Relinquished
January 12th 2020
42930 Comments


cuz that’s exactly the case

Slex
Contributing Reviewer
January 12th 2020
9143 Comments


The album was already 85% done yeah, these aren't b-sides lmao

nolerthebowler
January 12th 2020
4195 Comments


So you are telling me that he wrote and recorded 85% of a new album in the one month (32 days to be exact) between Swimming’s release and his death, all while he was touring?

And then it took a year and a half to “add finishing touches?”

SymbolicInTime
January 12th 2020
4952 Comments


Obviously I don't know exactly what happened, but I think it's more than fair to say it could have been all done during the Swimming sessions. As far as waiting a year and a half, it could be something as simple as the family not being ready. That's really anyone's guess.

Slex
Contributing Reviewer
January 12th 2020
9143 Comments


He was working on it as the same time as Swimming lmfao

I have to assume yr trolling at this point Noler, just read the article for fucks sake

McTime50
January 12th 2020
990 Comments


at least i can admit when im being a dumbass saying stupid shit

Get Low
January 12th 2020
7188 Comments


I guess now would be an appropriate time to admit that I was trolling. I have no issue with posthumous albums. One of my favorite albums, Nujabes' Spiritual State, was a posthumous release. I just like giving the staff writers a hard time because I know they're troll filter is non-existent.

Also, I'm like 99% sure that Noler is trolling.

nolerthebowler
January 12th 2020
4195 Comments


I am being insensitive, I’m sorry. Lots of my favorite artists have not been treated well by music industry bigwigs after their passing. I’m just worried.

Get Low
January 12th 2020
7188 Comments


No need to worry, Noler. Even if this release somehow becomes a disaster (which I'm sure it won't), we can still jam GO:OD AM. m/

Slex
Contributing Reviewer
January 12th 2020
9143 Comments


Totally fair Noler, like 8 out of 10 I would agree with ya
I have faith in this one tho

nolerthebowler
January 12th 2020
4195 Comments


I’ll jam Faces thank you very much.

SymbolicInTime
January 12th 2020
4952 Comments


Hell yeah, Faces is best Mac

Get Low
January 12th 2020
7188 Comments


Not on Spotify so it doesn't exist to me.

SymbolicInTime
January 12th 2020
4952 Comments


That's how I typically am, but I downloaded Datpiff specifically to listen to Faces and Chance's Acid Rap prior to that one going on Spotify

Oh and Flatbush Zombies' Better Off Dead

Get Low
January 12th 2020
7188 Comments


Ye, you gotta do what you gotta do for the stuff that you like. But when it comes to checking new stuff, if it's not on Spotify then fuhgeddaboudit.

MisguidedYouth
January 12th 2020
263 Comments


@nolar, mac probably had a vision for a concept album and worked on two releases at the same time and not so much that 85% was done after swimming.

Slex
Contributing Reviewer
January 13th 2020
9143 Comments


They're companion albums, Swimming (in) Circles

madrigal30
January 13th 2020
480 Comments


this is a beautiful song. i cried like a bitch.

Conmaniac
Contributing Reviewer
January 14th 2020
25192 Comments


Yeah I just did too not gonna even try to lie^

madrigal30
January 14th 2020
480 Comments


its........ so sad



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