Swimming is Mac Miller’s fifth studio album and the follow-up to his 2016 LP, The Divine Feminine. It is also the last album released during his lifetime, as Mac passed away on September 7, 2018.
Mac’s break up with singer Ariana Grande and his 2018 DUI arrest serve as inspiration for the album’s thematic structure and ‘swimming’ metaphor. Rather than drowning in his perennial struggles and broken heart, Mac is trying to swim to shore. Throughout the album, Mac explores the conflict between his struggles and a newfound sense of positivity and optimism.
Mac Miller – SWIMMING Tracklist
Come Back to Earth Hurt Feelings What’s the Use? Perfecto Self Care Wings Ladders Small Worlds Conversation Pt. 1 Dunno Jet Fuel 2009 So It Goes