Mac Miller’s family took to social media to announce the project overnight. According to the post, which was shared on Mac Miller’s instagram, Circles is set for release next Friday, January 17 and comes as the companion album to his 2018 LP Swimming. The artist sadly passed away just a month after that release and as the concept for swimming in circles was intended to produce two records that contrast and complement one another, producer Jon Brion committed to seeing the project through.
The post reads: “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.”
Since his passing, fans have welcomed scarce posthumous releases, as featured on The Free Nationals track ‘Time’, and ‘That’s Life’ by 88-Keys, as well as his Spotify Sessions live cover of Billy Preston’s ‘Nothing From Nothing’. We dearly love and miss Mac and look forward to listening to Circles on repeat. To stay up to date on all release info and Mac Miller’s charity head to @92tilinfinity.