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Mac Miller's 'Faces' to Be Released on Streaming Services & Vinyl for the First Time

Mac Miller’s 2014 mixtape Faces will be uploaded to streaming services and finally get the vinyl treatment next month.

The 24-track mixtape, which the late rapper released for free on Mother’s Day 2014, will be available to stream October 15. Faces featured guest contributions from Earl Sweatshirt, Sir Michael Rocks of the Cool Kids, Vince Staples, ScHoolboy Q, and more.

The mixtape arrived between Mac Miller’s sophomore LP Watching Movies With The Sound Off and his 2015 album GO:OD AM. Additionally, over half the songs on the tape were produced by Miller himself, under the pseudonym "Larry Fisherman."

Ahead of the re-release, a new animated music video for “Colors and Shapes” directed by Sam Mason has been shared. It features a small dog, inspired by Miller's pet dog King Ralph of Malibu, making its way through surreal dimensions and outer space.

Mason talked about the video in a statement:

"The track felt very visual to me—like it had its own world. This atmospheric nighttime 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."

While Faces won't be available to stream until mid-October, you can pre-order the vinyl version of the record on Mac Miller's official online store.

Watch the new "Colors and Shapes" video below.

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Article Image: Mac Miller - wearing sunglasses and holding a microphone - performing at Splash! Festival 2017. (Nicolas Völcker [CC BY-SA 4.0] via Wikimedia Commons.)

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