"His true spirit has always been very evident in his art."
Mac Miller's posthumously released album Circles dropped this past Friday. Among the album's very few guest artists, Australia's own Baro appears, joining Miller on the dreamy Hand Me Downs.
The album is currently in the running to debut at #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart and was announced for release just weeks before dropping. Completed by producer Jon Brion following Miller's death in September 2018, the album is the follow-up and companion album to August 2018's Swimming.
Baro has had a busy few years, signing a deal with New World Artists back in June 2014 at just 17. He's since released EPs Word Smother, Just Problems You Need To Know, HOWGOODISGOOD? and singles, both under Baro and Baro Sura.
The Melbourne-based artist has taken to social media to talk about his experience of appearing on the track, saying "I am truly honoured to have contributed my vocals and drums on a song on Mac's final studio album."
"I am heartbroken that Malcolm isn't here to directly present this to you all but his true spirit has always been very evident in his art, an energy I have felt strongly since KIDS dropped, up to today and until infinity and beyond.
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"As a super fan and friend of Mac, I am forever grateful to Malcolm's family, friends and team for putting together and releasing this album in a way that's pure and true as a testament to the magnificent artist Mr Miller was."
See the full post below and find out more about Baro here.