Mac Miller’s talents extend beyond the lyrical; in short, the rapper was a visionary of sorts. Though such statements can tend to feel hyperbolic, one must consider the scope of Mac’s musical capabilities.
Not only was he a formidable and versatile lyricist, but the man possessed an aptitude for instrumentation, one that set him apart from the majority of his peers. The guitar, bass, and piano were only part of his arsenal.
Mac also possessed a unique singing voice, imbued with a charming, though rough-around-the-edges, sense of vulnerability.
Recently, the scope of his range is on display with his recent Spotify Singles, one of which highlights the Swimming standout “Dunno.”
“Dunno” was a personal favorite, largely in part for its wistful, nostalgic sense of whimsy. Here, the original’s atmospheric arrangement seamlessly transforms into a heartwrenching acoustic rendition, with focus on Mac’s voice and the piano. The stripped-down variation allows Mac’s lyrics to shine, harkening back to good times blurred, though not destroyed, by hindsight. “Wouldn’t you rather get along?” he pleads. “Wouldn’t you rather get along?”
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