Hidden Vocals On Mac Miller’s Posthumous Album Circles Sound Like Ariana Grande
We’re still not over the premature death of Mac Miller, so we can’t imagine how Ariana Grande, who actually knew and dated the rapper, feels right now. Malcolm’s posthumous album, Circles, is here and it’s devastating to listen to. It’s well-written, musically sophisticated, and it reinforces the belief that Mac was one of the most talented artists and producers of our time. He passed away way too soon.
Ari ‘liked’ Apple Music’s announcement that Circles had dropped and then shared the album cover on her Instagram Story.
Circles is the album that Mac planned to release soon after his last album Swimming came out the summer before his death. The two were meant to be companion albums to one another. “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 — Swiming in Circles was the concept,” Mac’s family shared on the would-be-27-year-old’s Instagram page. For the record, his birthday is in two days.
To make matters pretty eerie, Malcolm sings, “Well, this is what it look like right before you fall,” to open the Circles‘ title track. He died on September 7, 2018, when he was 26.
Fans of Mac and Ari have noticed that Ariana seems to have vocals on a track of Circles titled “I Can See” during the chorus. Jon Brion, who worked on the album with Mac and completed it for him, said of this song, “It’s not fair to give words to the heaviness of it, but I can tell you that the week I had to listen through stuff was a torture and a delight. Torture because of the loss,” when describing it to Apple Music.
Mac seems to reference Ariana during his song “Blue World.” He sings, “See, I was in the whip, ridin’, me and my bitch / We was listenin’ to us, no one else, that’s it / That’s a flex, just a bit, let me talk my shit.”