Mac Miller's Posthumous Video For "Good News" Is a Beautiful Tribute to the Rapper

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Ahead of Mac Miller's forthcoming LP, Circles, the late rapper's family has unveiled his first posthumous single, "Good News," accompanied by its music video. The six-minute clip, which was released on Jan. 9, is bookended with snippets of Miller in a recording studio and takes viewers on a trippy ride through ethereal animated scenes including a sunset, the ocean, and outer space.

Meanwhile, photo and video cutouts of Miller show him dancing, playing instruments, and performing as he croons about the ups and downs of fame. "Good news, good news, good news / That's all they wanna hear," he says. "No, they don't like you when I'm down / But when I'm flying, oh / It make 'em so uncomfortable / So different, what's the difference?"

Miller's album is set to release on Jan. 17, over a year after the musician died from an apparent overdose at the age of 26. In an Instagram post, his family opened up about the meaning behind his new music, writing, "At the time of his passing, Malcolm was well into the process of recording his companion album to Swimming, entitled Circles. Two different styles complementing each other, completing a circle — Swimming in Circles was the concept." They went on to show his fans appreciation, adding, "It was important to Malcolm for the world to hear it . . . Thank you to all the fans who've supported him through the years. We miss him." Watch Miller's video for "Good News" above.