Track Review: Mac Miller ft. CeeLo Green, ‘We’
Mac Miller follows up ‘The Divine Feminine’ promo single, “Dang!” with a lush, thought-provoking second single “We,” featuring CeeLo Green.
After blessing his fans with single “Dang”, Mac Miller returns with a second single, “We,” featuring CeeLo Green. Based upon the two offering from Miller, his fourth studio album, The Divine Feminine, should be interesting. The Divine Feminine arrives mid-September.
“We” features dusty, soulful production work – a predominately old-school sound. At times, “We” drifts into the background, given its lush, laid-back sound. Hence, it requires more than one listen to truly unveil its magic. Interestingly, guest vocalist CeeLo is incredibly subtle. This is a change of pace considering his usual gritty, soulful approach.
“Well okay, it’s alright, it’s okay / okay, well you can be my…/ well okay, it’s alright, it’s okay / you can be my…”
At 5:19, “We” is lengthy. Even so, lyrically, there are plenty of worthwhile moments. The message centers around a true, healthy relationship. There is a shift from “me” (emotionless sex) to “we” (a dedicated, selfless relationship). Miller spits,
“Well, I’ve tried to call you, have us a discussion / we never talk, we always way too busy f*ckin’.”
Later, he shines, rapping,
“I find that I keep flying high, sometimes I must remind myself / that change is more than pennies laying on the floor inside the well / you cross my mind, do not apologize for being fine as hell…”
“We” is beautifully produced. Miller delivers thoughtful rhymes about trying to be emotionally sound as a couple as opposed to physically without emotions. To reiterate, while subtle, Green’s contributions are beautiful.
Mac Miller • The Divine Feminine • Warner Bros. • Release: 9.16.16
Photo Credit: Warner Bros.