Mac Miller's family to release posthumous album 'Circles' which rap artist was working on before death
“This is a complicated process that has no right answer. No clear path,” Miller's family said in a statement. “We simply know that it was important to Malcolm for the world to hear it”
More than a year after his untimely death, rap artists Mac Miller’s album ‘Circles’ is soon to release. Miller’s family, in a note on the now-deceased rapper’s Instagram, said, “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’,” adding, “Two different styles complementing each other, completing a circle — Swimming in Circles was the concept.”
Miller, who died on September 7, 2018, from an accidental drug overdose, was working on ‘Circles’ at the time of his death, with producer Jon Brion, who had also contributed to ‘Swimming’.
“After his passing, Jon dedicated himself to finishing ‘Circles’ based on his time and conversations with Malcolm,” Miller’s family wrote. “We are so 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.”
“We are left to imagine where Malcolm was going and to appreciate where he was,” the family said. "We hope you take the time to listen. The look on his face when everyone was listening said it all.”
‘Swimming’ was Miller’s fifth and last studio album. It was released August 3, 2018, by REMember Music and Warner Records. ‘Swimming’ debuted at number three on the U.S. Billboard 200, and was nominated for “Best Rap Album” at the 2019 Grammy Awards.
Miller’s death, as per reports, was the result of an accidental overdose caused by the combination of fentanyl, cocaine, and alcohol. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 30 times more potent than heroin.
It is one of the deadliest drugs and has been a growing concern in the opioid crisis in the U.S. It is the leading cause of accidental overdose deaths in the country.
‘Circle’ comes out on January 17.