Directed by Eric Tilford and Anthony Gaddis, the six-and-a-half-minute visual begins with footage taken during a studio session. Miller looks into the camera and invites the viewers to follow him into a dark connecting room: "Come on guys, let's show you how we do this." Viewers are then taken into an abstract world filled with some of the most recognizable Miller imagery, like concert photos, album cover art, and video clips from concerts.
"I spent the whole day in my head/Do a little spring cleanin', I'm always too busy dreamin'," he sings at the beginning of the mid-tempo track. "Maybe I should wake up instead/Lot of things I regret, but I just say I forget/Why can it just be easy?/Why does everybody need to me stay?"
Circles, which according to a press release will be the artist's final studio album, will arrive on Jan. 17, two days before what would've been Miller's 28th birthday. The album will include titles like "I Can See," "Hand Me Downs," "That's on Me," and "Once a Day."
"At the time of his passing, Malcolm was well into the process of recording his companion album to Swimming entitled Circles," his family wrote in a statement announcing Circles. "Two different styles complementing each other, completing a circle. Swimming in Circles was the concept. He had been working with 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."
Along with the album's release, Miller's team will host three pop-up exihibitions that celebrate the rapper's work and legacy. The events will include art, exclusive merch, and front-to-back listenings of Circles. All proceeds from the merch sales will go toward The Mac Miller Fund. Fans can attend the free event from noon-9 p.m. on Jan. 17 and 18, in Los Angeles, New York, and Pittsburgh. The L.A. location will also have an invite-only soft opening from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Jan. 16.
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You can also check out the Circles cover art and full tracklist below.
3. "Blue World"
4. "Good News"
5. "I Can See"
8. "Hand Me Downs"
9. "That's on Me"
12. "Once a Day"