Nearly a year and a half after his untimely death at 26, the family of Mac Miller (real name Malcolm James McCormick) announced this morning that his sixth album Circles will see release on January 17.
"At the time of his passing, Malcolm was well into the process of recording his companion album to [2018's] Swimming, entitled Circles. Two different styles complementing each other, completing a circle—Swimming in Circles was the concept," they wrote in an emotional post to the late rapper's Instagram account. "He had been working with [producer] 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."
In the interest of "keeping sacred what should be kept sacred," the family will make no further announcements about the album, the artist, or his charity on the @macmiller account. To that end, a new account @92tilinfinity has been established and is already being followed by over 38,000 users.