My Favorite Part - Mac Miller Feat. Ariana Grande
Hip Hop artist Mac Miller impresses fans with new hit My Favorite Part, featuring Ariana Grande, as a part of his newest album The Divine Feminine. Mac, who is known for his hard background beats and intense lyrics, showcases his versatility through an album with new and unique sound.
Miller got his start in 2010 when he signed to Rostrum Records as a hip hop and rap artist. He released his first album, Blue Slide Park, in 2011, which was an entirely explicit album that you'd expect to hear in a club. He grew into his own sound as he created his next two albums, Watching Movies with the Sound off and GO:OD AM. His sound remained highly recognizable, but was maturing as he became a common name in the hip hop industry. The Divine Feminine, released in 2016, was Miller's most unique and unexpected album, as he introduced a much more mellow and easy going sound.
My Favorite Part has a dated sound to it, incorporating an R&B vibe that his other albums didn't have. In addition to his new sound, Miller also hints to his new and blossoming relationship with pop artist Ariana Grande. Grande begins the song as she's heard in the background laughing, and says "Don't know why thinking of him makes me smile". Miller soon follows as he begins his portion of the song with "You just don't know how beautiful you are". The song then continues on with the same clean beat. It's hard to believe that the rapper didn't have Grande in mind when he says "You walk around so clueless to it all, like nobody gonna break your heart", potentially referring to Grande's various relationships and how quickly she is able to move on. However, nobody knows for sure what Miller had in mind as he generated the song. Until we know the true meaning behind the heartfelt lyrics, all we can do is speculate and enjoy his new sound.
While it may disappoint some fans that the song's intensity doesn't escalate, Miller's new sound is a nice alternative to what he usually produces. This song is a perfect way to start your day off calm and slow, or wind down at the end of the day with it's sweet lyrics and relaxing beat.