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Mac Miller Delivers Us A Posthumous Album Directly From Heaven

Come back to earth.

In overwhelming news, we’re about to get a new Mac Miller album. 

This will mark the first bit of new music since his passing in 2018.

According to a statement made by Mac’s family earlier today, the late rapper was well into the process of making a new album when he passed away in 2018. He was working on a project called Circles which was set to be a companion album to his last LP, Swimming. The unheard project will see the light of day on the 17th of Jan. The note read, “Swimming in Circles was the concept… Two different styles complementing each other, completing a circle.”

Posthumous albums are always contentious when they’re released, often garnering mixed reviews from critics and fans. Posthumous albums from Michael Jackson, Lil Peep and XXXtentacion received backlash and were criticised for not following the vision of the artist or for being made as a cash grab. Mac’s family are seemingly aware of this, saying in the statement: “This is a complicated process that has no right answer. No clear path.”

As a result, this upcoming album seems different. Mac’s family seems to have his best interests at heart. The note read “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.”

Furthermore, they put the project in the hands of Jon Brion who has been working with Mac Miller throughout the process. The Instagram post said “After his passing, Jon dedicated himself to finishing Circles based on his time and conversations with Malcolm. We are eternally grateful to Jon and to those who gave their best to the difficult and emotional task of putting out this body of work.”

Also, the family has come out and rejected any marketing gimmicks to promote the album; “this will be the only post on any of his channels.”

As a result, Circles seems like a posthumous album done right. Considering the project was meant to correlate to his previous efforts in a conclusive way, his family are ultimately fulfilling his vision and overall wish. Let’s take this album with a grain of salt, knowing that it’s not 100% Mac’s vision, but ultimately a gateway into the last few moments of his life.

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The First Look Of Avatar 2 Reminded Us Why We Hated Avatar 1

Literally, who asked for this?

Amongst all the futuristic sex toys that were unveiled at this year’s CES tech conference, something nostalgic also took everyone by surprise. 

Titanic director, James Cameron, has unveiled some concept art from the upcoming film Avatar 2. The result saw everyone in the world remember that they did, in fact, see that movie, in addition to questioning whether or not they even liked it. 

Honestly, I could not tell you what happened in this movie.

Check out the concept art which depicts the future world of Pandora:

The Avatar content doesn’t even stop there. The conference also saw the debut of a Mercedes Benz concept car that was inspired by the world of Avatar, described as “a completely new interaction between human, machine and nature”. Right.

Given the sequel-reboot-mania that we’re currently in the midst of, it’s not surprising that a movie that was once the highest-grossing film of all time is getting a sequel. However, what is surprising, is that Avatar is signed on for four more films (release dates in 2021, 2023, 2025 and 2027), with a plot that happens more than a decade after the first.

Over a decade? Really?

A lot of time has happened since the premiere of the first Avatar flick, which means a lot of advancement has been made in the world of CGI. But, much of the chat that followed the unveiling on Twitter didn’t take the form of excitement but merely reflected on the forgettable nature of the blockbuster. 

Me, running away from the cinema.

With the filming wrapping up at the end of last year, we should expect Avatar 2 to hit theatres at the end of this year. Are you excited? Because we’re not sure we are… 

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BTS Could Cough Into A Mic And They’d Go Viral

But there's legit new music OTW!

If you hopped onto the Twittersphere this morning, you would have noticed the trends were heavily skewed to one topic in particular, BTS. The biggest, most-talented, boyband in the world right now announced they’re releasing a new album and it’s coming in a matter of days. 

OMG OMG OMG

Their new project is called, Map of the Soul: 7, and it drops on Feb. 21 so get those wallets ready! While the announcement itself was lackluster – in that there was no album cover, no video, not even a single photo – the ARMY did its thing and sent the internet into a frenzy. 

Me, waiting for this release, going crazy.

Within seconds, #7isComing and #BTSisComing started trending worldwide. Some members of the ARMY even trolled through old videos of the group and pointed out that Jimin had a startled reaction when he heard the number. The clues were there all along!

How did we NOT see the signs?

It hasn’t even been a year since their last release and BTS are already gearing up for a comeback. If you’re into buying albums even in this streaming age, you can pre-order the album starting tomorrow! This new LP follows the incredibly successful Map of the Soul: Persona, which dropped last year and featured the hit single “Boy With Luv (feat. Halsey)

The song of the millennium folks.

Considering the title of the new project, it is likely that this new album will be a repackaged version of the Persona LP from last year. For context, early in 2018, the band released Love Yourself: Tear before releasing the album again (with more songs and an updated tracklist) under the name Love Yourself: Answer. 

Whatever it is, we’ll love it.

The group recently welcomed the new year with Post Malone in Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve event in Times Square, NYC. Is there potentially be a collaboration in store for us? Only time will tell. Whatever the case is, there’s new music and the ARMY (along with myself) could not be more excited!

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