NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concert Series is popular among music lovers.
It gives listeners the chance to see their favorite artists without auto-tune or editing with its stripped-down sounds.
For fans of the late Mac Miller, his Tiny Desk performance is a for them to continue to connect with his work. His concert was posted a month, almost to the day, before his passing, making it one of his last performances.
The video is seventeen minutes and nine seconds long, but for many, it lasts a lifetime as they continue to hit replay.
At the nine-minute mark, Thundercat, who is on the bass, makes Miller laugh, and his good mood is contagious for the people in the room with him and those watching at home.
Mac Miller’s death was a shock to everyone; it has affected the lives of the people who knew him personally and his fans who continue to listen and share his work. The comment section of his Tiny Desk performance is incredibly moving.
New comments are posted daily as people continue to watch Miller sing.
“All this is just beautiful, the comment section that is still active nearly for 2 and a half years and of course the concert itself, i come here everytime i feel low and keeps on delivering EVERY SINGLE TIME. We’ll miss forever Mac… RIP.”
Another comment says:
“Watching this makes me feel very happy and very sad at the same time. I come back to this video frequently. RIP Mac, you are greatly missed.”
We could fill thousands of pages with the words of people continuously touched by Mac Miller’s work.
Although he has been gone for almost three years, he in no way has been forgotten. His Tiny Desk concert gives people a way to celebrate his life and connect with others that are inspired by his words.
Between songs, Mac says, “It’s a beautiful thing, man. Music is a beautiful thing.”
And although he makes a joke out of it as he continues, the sentiment is true. Music has given people the chance to connect with others all over the world.
The last song in the concert is “2009.”
“I don’t need to lie no more
Nowadays all I do is shine, take a breath and ease my mind, and
She don’t cry no more.”
In a YouTube video from HipHopUnrapped, the song is broken down lyric by lyric and what it means in correlation with Miller’s life.
Max, the commentator in the video, talks about the meaning being the title “2009” and how that is the year Miller’s career took off.
Born Malcolm McCormick, he adopted the professional name Mac Miller in 2009 when he got his first real break in the music industry.
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Max discusses how 2009 was also the start of Mac Miller’s struggles with depression and addiction.
A lot of Miller’s music discussed these two topics, and this is why many of his fans connect with him and look to him for inspiration.
Many of Mac’s fans continue to find solace in his music, returning to his Tiny Desk Concert repeatedly—especially on the bad days.
For this reason, Mac Miller’s music will live on forever.
To watch Mac Miller’s performance, check out the video below:
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