Mac Miller's Posthumous Album Circles Will Be Released On 17 January
The posthumous album, which will be entitled Circles, is out on 17 January and has been completed by Miller's long-standing collaborator Jon Brion.
Miller died in September 2018 after an accidental drug overdose at the age of 26.
The album was originally meant to act as a companion for Swimming, the last album Miller released before his untimely death. As such, the new music is intended to have a voice of its own, but also sit in the same space as the previous album.
The original concept was 'Swimming in Circles'. Brion eventually used previous conversations and memories of Miller to piece the album together to create a fitting tribute to the late musician.
In a statement, shared on Miller's Instagram page, Miller's family wrote: "Here we are. The act of having to write this at all feels surreal. At the time of his passing, Malcolm was well into the process of recording his companion album to Swimming, entitled Circles.
"Two different styles complementing each other, completing a circle - Swimming in Circles was the concept. He had been working with Jon Brion, who after hearing some early versions of songs, cleared his calendar to help Malcolm fine-tune them.
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"After his passing, Jon dedicated himself to finishing Circles based on his time and conversations with Malcolm. We are eternally grateful to Jon and to those who gave their best to the difficult and emotional task of putting out this body of work.
"This is a complicated process that has no right answer. No clear path."
The statement continued: "We simply know that it was important to Malcolm 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.
"So this will be the only post on any of his channels. Information regarding this release, his charity, and Malcolm himself will be found at @92tilinfinity.
"Thank you to all the fans who've supported him unconditionally through the years. We miss him. We are left to imagine where Malcolm was going and to appreciate where he was.
"We hope you take the time to listen. The look on his face when everyone was listening said it all."
It concluded: "With humility and gratitude. Malcolm's family."
Circles will be available on 17 January, two days before what would have been Mac Miller's 28th birthday.
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