Mac Miller fans have two reasons to celebrate this weekend: the release of Miller’s posthumous album, “Circles” and Raymer’s new artwork.
Story and photos by Ashlee Green
You can smell fresh paint in the air at the corner of East Ohio and James Streets in Pittsburgh’s Northside. It’s coming from a brand new mural of Mac Miller in the works by local artist Jeremy Raymer.
Raymer says he often uses historical Pittsburgh figures in his murals for the community to enjoy, and Mac Miller has been his number one request.
The artwork is being created in anticipation of Miller’s first posthumous album release this Friday. The album, “Circles,” will be a companion to 2018’s “Swimming,” which was nominated for a Grammy last year. According to a new Instagram page maintained by Miller’s family, @92tilinfinity, the concept was for both albums to work together i.e., “Swimming in Circles.”
In combination with the album release, “Circles: Til Infinity”—a two-day listening party and exhibition of Mac Miller fan art and merchandise—will take place at two buildings in the Northside’s Historic Deutschtown neighborhood. The listening party is planned for 900 Middle St. and the multimedia exhibition for 424 Suismon St. Fans will be able to see Raymer’s fresh work just a few blocks away.
“It’s kind of like Mac’s tipping his hat to Pittsburgh, basically, with the orientation to the city in the background here,” he says.
Proceeds from “Circles: Til Infinity” will go to The Mac Miller Fund.