Label: Warner Records – 093624905592, REMember Music (2) – 093624905592 Format: 2 x LP Country: US Released: May 29, 2020 Genre: Hip Hop, Funk / Soul
Circles is the sixth and final studio album by American rapper and singer Mac Miller. It was released posthumously on January 17, 2020, by REMember Music and Warner Records, and was being worked on by Miller before his death in September 2018. Production was completed by Jon Brion.
Circles was supported by two singles: "Good News" and "Blue World". The album received widespread acclaim from critics and debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200, earning 164,000 album-equivalent units during its first week, making it Miller's biggest week for an album.
Swimming, the fifth studio album by American hip hop artist Mac Miller, was released on August 3, 2018, by REMember Music and Warner Records. Miller intended the album as a cohesive work meant to mark a certain era of his life, a trend that he began on 2016's The Divine Feminine. Inspired by his work on the film score for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Miller hired Jon Brion as a producer for Swimming. Swimming received positive reviews from music critics, with Mosi Reeves of Rolling Stone saying that Miller "has finally abandoned his frat-rap reputation for good".
On September 7, 2018, while preparing to embark on a promotional tour for Swimming, Miller was found dead in his Los Angeles home of a suspected drug overdose. Miller's estate began giving permission for his collaborators to release his remaining music posthumously in June 2019. These first releases were "Time", a collaboration with Free Nationals and Kali Uchis, and "That's Life", an 88-Keys song with vocal features from Miller and Sia.