On January 17, 2020, the late Mac Miller’s family released his sixth studio album, over a year after the singer’s accidental overdose. MIller’s new album titled, “Circles”, includes the album single, “Circles”.
The single “Circles” is a very emotionally deep song, as the references the struggles a person will experience throughout their life. The song lyrics state, “Stumbling around,you been guessing your direction. Next step, you can’t see at all...Trust me I’ve tried I just end up right at the start of the line.” These few verses explain how people will struggle with life and the goals they have, but how they will fail many, many times, causing what seems like an endless cycle.
Even though the song talks about failure, it also gives hope to people. The lyrics read, “Do not be afraid, do not be afraid...Don’t you put any more stress on yourself, it’s one day at a time.” This means that it acceptable to fail in the world, but that doesn’t mean one should just give up entirely. You should embrace the failure, and as the song states, “it’s one day at a time,” stating success will not come overnight, but it’s a gradual process, and if we rush into things, then we are more likely to fail.
Over all, “Circles” and all the other songs on Mac Miller’s album are astonishing songs addressing surreal topics in today’s world, including coping with depression, relationships, and figuring out one’s self. The album consisted of 11 other songs, with “Blue World” and “Good News” being some of the more favorable singles. As of now, the “Circles” album was the only music was working on at the time of his death. Other artists that are similar to Mac Miller were the late XXXTentacion, J.Cole, and Macklemore.
Reporter: Andrew Camberos