- 08 Jan 20
The album comes nearly a year and a half after the rapper's death and will serve as a companion to 2018's Swimming.
Mac Miller's family has announced the release of a posthumous album titled Circles, out January 17.
Miller died in September 2018 as the result of an accidental drug overdose, just one month after the release of his critically acclaimed album Swimming. According to a heartfelt statement his family posted on Instagram, Miller was already deep into the process of recording a companion album, Circles, during the time of his passing.
"Two different styles complementing each other, completing a circle -- Swimming in Circles was the concept," they wrote.
Jon Brion, established producer and film score composer, had worked with Miller on the new album and "cleared his schedule" to help fine-tune the early versions of tracks he'd already heard. Following Miller's death, Brion dedicated himself to finishing Circles based on his time and conversations with the late rapper.
"Thank you to all the fans who've supported him unconditionally through the years," Miller's family wrote. "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."
Read the full statement below: