It’s a rap album about love, something that isn’t common. The title even hints at the appreciation for women, a theme that’s carried throughout each song. The Divine Feminine is definitely a change in sound for rapper Mac Miller. It features Kendrick Lamar, Anderson .Paak, Ty Dolla $ign, and Ariana Grande. It’s one of the most diverse and thought-out albums he’s produced.
It’s been about a week since his fourth studio album was released. And in between classes, exams, and homework, I’ve been able to really soak it in. Mac is hands down my favorite artist. His sound is great, his writing is different, and his production never disappoints.
Listening to the album, you can tell that he is really transforming his sound. If you’ve been around since the early days, The Divine Feminine is completely different. It’s even a change from GO:OD AM, which was released a year ago.
The Divine Feminine fits right in with his existing style, but it’s far from where he started. The flow competes with GO:OD AM. It has a mixture of new production, hip-hop, and instead of rapping in parts, he sings.
If you’re an old school Mac fan, you might find yourself a little disappointed. The album is soft. But if you love him as much as I do, you’ll appreciate if for what it’s worth.
Certain songs fall short, I know I expected to love every song, but that wasn’t the case. “Cinderella” featuring Ty Dolla $ign and “Stay” didn’t do anything for me.
But “Dang!” featuring Anderson .Paak and “We” featuring Cee Lo Green go above and beyond the expectations.
This is just the start of his career. So, look out for him, if Watching Movies With The Sound Off wasn’t your thing, maybe The Divine Feminine is. He’s just getting started. He’s come a long way from Best Day Ever, but his best days are ahead of him.
The Divine Feminine Tour will be in Austin on November 21 at Emo’s. So if you’ve been a fan, or you’re just getting into him, definitely check him out.