Circles, a posthumous album from Mac Miller, will be released on January 17. The release news comes from an Instagram note from Miller’s family, stating the album will complete a concept of “Swimming in Circles,” following his last album, Swimming.
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. Two different styles complementing each other, completing a circle. Swimming in Circles was the concept. He had been working with Jon Brion, who after hearing some early versions of songs, cleared his calendar to help Malcolm fine-tune them. 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.
You can read the full album announcement below.