The deluxe edition of Mac Miller‘s posthumous Circles album dropped Friday (March 20). It arrives with two new songs, “Right” and “Floating,” that come with calming visuals, continuing Circles‘s exploration of healing and acceptance.
First up is “Right.” On the track, Miller runs into someone who used to be in his life, and he wants to let her know that he’ll always be there. The calming number burns with a passion and longing that define true love that never fizzles out. “Times get harder, things get strange / All I know, I don’t want you gone,” he sings. In the accompanying video, a static image of Mac stands in a tropical background while it moves around him. Time may pass, but the way that he feels will stay the same.
The slower-paced “Floating” comes next, and it’s more majestic and divine in nature. On it, Miller sings about elevating to a higher place, somewhere where gravity can’t reach him. This place brings him a peace that he’s been looking all over for. Cherubic voices softly chant in the background while Miller muses about his wish to share this feeling with someone. “I’ll come and see you if you don’t mind / When I can finally get away,” he carols. Its video follows a dove flying through an endless sea of clouds towards the sun. Peace has never looked so beautiful.
Circles originally dropped in January as a companion album to 2018’s Swimming. Miller was working on Circles when he died suddenly in 2018, and it was finished thanks to the work of producer Jon Brion. “We are left to imagine where Malcolm was going and to appreciate where he was,” read a note posted to Miller’s social media accounts ahead of Circles‘s release. “We hope you take the time to listen. The look on his face when everyone was listening said it all.”
Check out the videos for both “Right” and “Floating” and stream the deluxe version of Circles here.