The past couple days have been nice for Mac Miller fans. Mac’s family, yesterday, announced that his last albums Swimming & Circles would be released as a dual body of work (as he intended) as a vinyl box set. There was also never-before-seen footage that was released that features Mac working on both of the albums while in Hawaii. The video is super wholesome and heartwarming and shows clearly how much Mac loved making music.
Within the footage, and the social post announcing the box set, there appear to be some not-so-subtle hints at potentially more new Mac Miller music to come. First, when watching the end of the snippet of the footage (on an Instagram post made by @92tilinfinity, the posthumous Mac account managed by Mac’s estate), there’s a new song we’ve never heard before, with Mac’s voice edited in, saying: “It’s not over yet. It is not over.”
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“Music is a beautiful thing, man.” His words echo in our hearts during this time in which the world could use a little more light. We are thankful for the small part that Malcolm’s music contributes toward that end and are eternally grateful for every kind word uttered, every heartfelt message shared, every life touched by his art. Our greatest hope is that Malcolm’s heart and humanity will continue to be felt far and wide. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ With that in mind, we are proud to present the Swimming In Circles box set: a presentation of the two albums Malcolm always saw as a fully-realized, dual body of work. It includes the music, as well as images of Malcolm taken all over the world by those closest to him as he recorded the albums—memories of him we will forever hold dearly. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ with love. Malcolm’s family ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ — ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The pre-order link is in the bio.
Secondly, in the footage itself, there’s a part at the 2:20 mark where they’re playing another unknown song that Mac fans are now simply referring to as “Sideways.” This one sounds like a classic banger that could have easily made it onto Swimming.
These clues seem a bit too easy to spot considering how many die-hard fans there are out there. It’s important to note that these videos came from Mac’s own family/estate, those responsible for putting together and releasing Circles after his death. This is all purely speculation, but considering Mac is well known to have potentially hundreds of unreleased songs, we’re hoping that these parts were included on purpose, and that there’s more to come.