Hard to believe it’s been nearly three months since Mac Miller‘s tragic death. While the music world is still reeling from his accidental overdose, the celebrated rapper actually sat down on a Spotify Singles session just before his passing. The result of that demo recording, held inside Spotify’s in-house studio in New York City, is a posthumous double-release for fans to enjoy as well as to mourn along with.
For the sessions, Miller performed a live cut of “Dunno,” from his recent Swimming LP, along with a cover of Billy Preston’s 1974 Grammy-nominated hit, “Nothing From Nothing.” The whole emphasis of Spotify Singles series is to channel the era of 45s and traditional singles, hence the throwback cover. Spotify singles seeks to “channel back the good old days of vinyl and CD singles.” In this case, Spotify has certainly done just that — as well as channeled our sorrow for the hip hop icon’s untimely taking from this world.