After the release of Mac Miller’s posthumous album, “Circles”, fans started to speculate on whether Ariana Grande was featured on the album or not.
“I Can See” a track produced by Jon Brion, who worked on Mac’s “Swimming” album, features beautiful and angelic vocals from Ariana Grande.
Brion spoke to the New York Times recently and explained how the vocals came about, “That was a pre-existing track. There were a few songs the family gave me that he’d been working on independently that I thought fit thematically with what we had worked on. ‘I Can See’ was one of those. I played some things on those tracks to make them feel like the others, but those vocals were already there. It wasn’t like an executive decision or anything.”
According to Brion, Miller was working on an aquatic trilogy series, but isn’t sure if we’ll ever hear the third installation, “There were supposed to be three albums: the first, Swimming, was sort of the hybridization of going between hip-hop and song form. The second, which he’d already decided would be called Circles, would be song-based. And I believe the third one would have been just a pure hip-hop record,” Brion told the Times.
Miller would have celebrated his 28th birthday this past Sunday, his family announced the upcoming release of “Circles” and honored him on Instagram last week.
“This is a complicated process that has no right answer. No clear path. We simply know that it was important to Malcolm for the world to hear it.” Miller’s family expressed on Instagram.
“I Can See” is a beautiful track with lyrics that hit home. But that’s not surprising, it’s one of my favorite things about Miller.