Mac Miller’s ‘Faces’ mixtape lands on streaming services
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Mac Miller’s ‘Faces’ mixtape lands on streaming services

For the first time since its release in 2014, Mac Miller’s acclaimed mixtape Faces is finally available on streaming services.

It features guest appearances from the likes of Schoolboy Q, Earl Sweatshirt, Rick Ross, Vince Staples, and many more. The mixtape is a brutally honest account of Miller’s problem with addictions and substance abuse which would horrifyingly cause his death in 2018.

The late rapper produced most of the mixtape himself, and he took more responsibility than ever before on Faces. On top of that, it marked a sonic departure for Miller, who first started experimenting with jazz and psychedelia on this record.

Last month, director Sam Mason created a new video for ‘Colors and Shapes’ from the mixtape. He commented, “The track felt very visual to me—like it had its own world. This atmospheric nighttime place that was sometimes dangerous, sometimes comforting, then I saw a picture of Ralph and a story emerged.

“To build it out I asked Malcolm’s family to send me bits and pieces from his childhood, scenes from the town where he grew up, objects, toys from his room—little pieces of his life that I extrapolated outwards and used to inspire the story.”

He added, “In the abstract, it’s meant to be a video about childhood—growing up as an artist and the highs and lows of that experience. It’s sort of a look at the emotional and difficult and perilous but noble path of an artist.”

Check out Faces below.