Mac Miller gave us a taste of his newest album, The Divine Feminine, earlier this year when he released the single, Dang!. In September, the album released and did extremely well, becoming #2 on the Billboard 200. Within the first week of sales Miller sold 48,000 copies, 32,000 being hard copies. The Divine Feminine is an album that is mainly about love, sex, and the association between the two.
Mac opens the album with the song, “Congratulations”; which mentions the love he has for a special girl. Miller speaks on the history they had, and the future that he wishes to have with her. In the first verse of this song, Miller speaks on how much he loves the girl, and how he doesn’t feel like he deserves her because he finds her to be utterly divine.
After this track, Miller continues on with tracks, “Dang!” and “Stay,” where Miller is pleading the girl to stay in his life. Miller doesn’t feel complete without her. Once Mac establishes how important this girl and their bond is to him, the album takes a drastic turn. Miller then vividly depicts what exactly it is that he wants to do to pleasure the girl both emotionally, and sexually. From start to finish, Mac speaks on his lover and the strength of their connection.
Mac also states the struggles they run into both separately, and coherently. In “Planet God D***”, Mac is dealing with this girl doubting him and their relationship. Mac pacifies her by reminding her of the connection the two have; while also assuring her that he wants to be with her no matter what the outcome of it may be. Also, in the first verse of, “God is Fair, Sexy Nasty”, Miller puts emphasis taking things slow, while also continuing to hold the bond between the two.
The last songs on the album reiterate Mac’s deep, distinct feelings for the girl. Mac wants nothing more, but for this girl to enjoy what they have and stay down for him. The album definitely gave a completely different feel than the younger Miller’s albums did. However, the switch up was both wise and bodacious. Mac has matured and so has his music. Not only did the album have an intense flow, but the way the album was constructed, matched the flow just as well, if not, better. The Divine Feminine is a turning point in Mac Miller’s career, that showed a different, more compassionate side of him. Although the album’s style caught many off guard, it has increased his fan base.
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