Circles is Mac Miller’s sixth and final studio album and first posthumous album after his passing on September 7, 2018, due to an accidental drug overdose. This album is also meant to be a follow-up to Mac’s previous effort on Swimming, which detailed his struggles in life, and learning to move past his problems in order to become a better person, as he showed a strong desire to develop psychological growth and healing throughout the project. The two albums put together were meant to convey the phrase “Swimming in Circles”.
It was reported in February of 2019 that Miller had plans of releasing this album before his untimely death, however, no other news came of it. That is until January 8, 2020, when Mac’s Instagram posted for the first time since his death. The post announced the along with the cover art and that the album would be coming out on January 17, 2020. A brief note from Malcolm’s family was attached about how much this album meant to him, and how grateful they are to the fans for keeping his memory alive.
It was also reported by Malcolm’s family in the Instagram post, that American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jon Brion was heavily involved with Mac in the making of this album. After Mac’s passing, he took the helm in making sure this project was completely polished and ready for the fans to hear.
Track Listing: A1 Circles A2 Complicated A3 Blue World A4 Good News B5 I Can See B6 Everybody B7 Woods B8 Hand Me Downs C9 That's On Me C10 Hands C11 Surf C12 Once A Day D13 Right D14 Floating