Mac Miller’s two new posthumous singles ‘Right’ and ‘Floating’ have been released on the deluxe version of ‘Circles’.
The family of the late rapper – who passed away in September 2018 at the age of 26 as a result of mixed drugs toxicity – released an extended edition of the album, which was released back in January, on digital streaming services overnight.
The two new songs are very much classic Mac, with his heartfelt vocals over ethereal synths. Fans will be able to get their hands on a vinyl copy of the deluxe record on April 17.
The hip-hop star’s family previously stated he envisioned ‘Circles’ as a “companion album” to his 2018 release ‘Swimming’, and explained the tracks were finished by producer Jon Brion, whom he was working with on the album prior to his death.
In a lengthy note posted to Mac’s Instagram account, his family wrote: “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.”
The family then went on to state that deciding to release the work had been a tough decision.
Since the public statement in January, the first visuals from the Circles are out, much to the delight of Mac Miller’s fans. The track ‘Right’ was released on March 19th and has more than 1M views.
The ‘Self Care’ hit maker passed away in September 2018 after suffering an overdose. The authorities probing his passing believed he was supplied counterfeit pills that led to his tragic death as reported on The Sauce.