Back in 2014, Mac Miller released his mixtape Faces on Mother's Day, and it's been a favourite of fans ever since. The mixtape is finally set to make its way to streaming services, with a re-release date set for October 15th, alongside a vinyl release.
The project, which features the likes of ScHoolboy Q, Rick Ross, Earl Sweatshirt and more, is Mac's 11th mixtape and features production from his alter-ego Larry Fisherman.
In anticipation for the upcoming re-release, a music video for one of the project's biggest tracks, Colors and Shapes, has been directed by Sam Mason. The video features a dog going on a fantastical adventure, and it's very wholesome.
Speaking to Pitchfork about creating the video, Sam says he was inspired by Mac's dog Ralph. He explains, “The track felt very visual to me—like it had its own world. This atmospheric night-time place that was sometimes dangerous, sometimes comforting, then I saw a picture of [Mac Miller’s dog] 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.
"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.”
You can check out the video for Colors and Shapes below, and if you're looking to pre-order the vinyl, you can do so here. RIP Mac.