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Mac Miller’s family put out his sixth and final album out yesterday via Warner Records. Conceived as a sister album to 2018’s GRAMMY-nominated ‘Swimming’, the album was completed with the assistance of producer Jon Brion, with whom Miller worked on ‘Swimming’ and had been working together on ‘Circles’ at the time of his passing.
While sonically distinct from its predecessor, ‘Circles’ features many of the hallmarks for which Swimming was critically-acclaimed upon its release—Miller further realizing his singing voice in addition to rapping, live instrumentation and earnest, confessional lyrical content. Listeners will hear shades of some of ‘Circles’ influences in its songs, from the T-Rex guitar tone of ‘Surf’ to the Plastic Ono Band-era John Lennon feel of its production and the inspired cover of Arthur Lee’s 1972 single, ‘Everybody’s Gotta Live’.
Launched in partnership with Amazon Music, the exhibitions will feature immersive, intimate, front-to-back listenings of Circles in Ultra HD audio, as well as a multimedia fan art exhibition and exclusive new ‘Circles’ merch offerings. Capacity at listenings is extremely limited and will be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis. Entry is free and all net proceeds from pop-up merch sales will go to The Mac Miller Fund. All locations will be open to the public from 12 PM – 9 PM local time on January 17 and 18. Event location details and listening session times for each market are listed below:
Los Angeles, CA
700 N. Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
New York, NY
91 Allen St, New York, NY 10002
424 Suismon St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 (Gallery)
900 Middle St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 (Listening Room)
Listening Sessions (local time):
Stay tuned for more Mac Miller and Circles news soon. You can stream ‘Circles’ in full below. It is so beautifully crafted.