The Divine Feminine’ is the fourth studio album by Mac Miller. On September 16, 2016, the album was circulated by Warner Bros Records and Remember Music. As a long time Mac Miller fan, I religiously checked www.macmillerswebsite.com for as much album information as possible. When it comes to the album title, he isn’t making a play at describing femininity. This album isn’t an attempt to assess feminism in any way. The Divine Feminineis an album about love as it narrates the female form. It presents smaller topics circling around love and connection in an effort to comprehend the universe at large (Sheldon).
The album intertwines a diverse array of musicians without losing the main thematic sequence. The impressions of his sonic soul mate, Ariana Grande, are all over the record: feature vocals, backup vocals, voiceover work, and her optimistic effect on his shows. Cee-Lo Green provides his unique vocals and energy to the album. Miller and Kendrick step in tandem on the classic closer “God Is Fair, Sexy Nasty” without any competitive pressure. Strings on the album are even played by students from Juilliard, and they heighten the arrangements very well. Baltimore Sound Shack was not only impressed by the album quality but the tour as well. Mac was able to switch between hyped up and live for his energetic songs and quickly switch the mood to laid back and intimate for his more personal songs without missing a beat.
It’s worth noticing that The Divine Feminine has the least tracks of any of Mac Miller’s albums and that it is the purest, the most brief record of his career. Surprisingly, it is planned and not a coincidence at all. The project was initiated as an EP, but later it developed into a full album as Miller continued to surface out its ideas. In all its 10 songs, it perceives love as a part of the human involvement without imposing any beliefs on the hearer, dealing mostly with the major aspects related to feelings. Vogue does a much better job exploring Mac’s personal attachment to this project and just how deep it goes.
Speaking clearly, this album is not just about sex. Mac’s vision concludes in a prologue of a satisfied widow narrating her life as an assiduous housewife, and that appears to be his American Dream. It’s evident in his album that Mac wants the cosiness of someone who has known him since the beginning without the altruism of commitment. But at his vilest, he’s struggling to manage the irresistible production value and his moderately two-dimensional narrative (Narsimha).
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