Following the release of a posthumous single titled “Good News,” Mac Miller’s family unveiled Circles, an album that was intended to be a follow up to Swimming. As fans continue to spend time with the release, a project that was started by Mac and producer Jon Brion before Mac’s death, some believe one song contains a special guest — Ariana Grande.
As Vulture reported, on Twitter, a number of users have noted that the single, “I Can See” appears to include vocals that sound similar to Ariana’s singing. “Low key i am pretty sure it’s ariana’s vocals on “i can see” ??? i’m crying,” one user wrote. Some also pointed to the fact that Ariana posted the album cover in her Instagram Story.
Ariana hasn’t yet addressed the social media theories, but it wouldn’t be out of the question for the pop star to show her support. As fans know, Mac and Ariana had previously dated, and although they later made the decision to break up, the “7 Rings” singer spoke fondly of the rapper, even calling him an angel in her hit single, “Thank U, Next.” After Mac’s death, Ariana had posted a simple social media tribute to the performer, sharing an old photograph of Mac. There was also some speculation that Ariana had adopted Mac’s dog Myron, too.
Mac and Ariana had also worked together on music in the past. First collaborating on Ariana’s 2013 debut album, the pair later released “My Favorite Part,” a single which included a duet.
Mac’s family had addressed their intentions with the release of Circles in a previous Instagram post, writing, “We simply know that it was important to Malcolm for the world to hear it. One of the most difficult decisions in the process is how best to let people know about it — how to communicate meaningfully while keeping sacred what should be kept sacred.”
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