The Divine Feminine

The Divine Feminine

by Mac MillerMac Miller

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Overview

As a way to illustrate the sincerity implied in its title, The Divine Feminine begins and ends with the voices of women. Ariana Grande introduces Mac Miller's first Warner Bros. release, and in its conclusion, Miller's grandmother details with fondness the history of her relationship with her husband. In between the two tracks, to the point of compulsion, Miller frequently notes his aptitude in the bedroom and his insatiable appetite therein, or wherever else the mood strikes. Crass as it frequently is, the bulk of the album nonetheless has more to do with loving relationships than most releases from the manchild R&B classes of 2011-2016. Miller even sings a higher percentage of his words in his limited and sincere drawl, rhapsodizing "You just don't know how beautiful you are" on "My Favorite Part," a clean duet with new flame Grande that sounds like it could be an Anthony Hamilton cover. Miller's producers are in accordance with all the lovestruck sentiments. They outfit the songs with twirling strings, punching horns, and lively pianos, the last of which is provided by Robert Glasper on the woozy, Kendrick Lamar-assisted "God Is Fair, Sexy, Nasty." In the dazed but laser-focused ballad "Skin," there's a recurring impassioned saxophone line, and at one point it punctuates Miller's purr of "I open up your legs and go straight for your heart." The album's first half is highlighted by another Anderson Paak collaboration, "Dang!," a sharp hybrid of horn-flecked funk and spangly house. It's surpassed during the second half by the combination of "Soulmate," a sticky/slippery Dâm-Funk production, and "We," a beatific mellow groove elevated by the harmonious voices of CeeLo Green and Thundercat. At all times, Miller and his associates are on the same page. Another aspect that makes this the rapper's most fulfilling album is that all the lines about being saved and in awe seem to be expressed with as much ease as the anatomical references, like they're plain facts, not wrenching confessions.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/16/2016
Label: Warner Records
UPC: 0093624917199
catalogNumber: 556193
Rank: 2230

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mac Miller   Primary Artist
Julian Lee   Horn
Robert Glasper   Piano
Keyon Harrold   Trumpet
Ariana Grande   Vocals
Enrique Sanchez   Horn
Jeff Gitelman   Bass Guitar,Electric Guitar
Thundercat   Vocals
Kilo Kish   Vocals
Chloe Clancy   Vocals
Joshua Valle   Guitar
Braxton Cook   Horn
Sunni Colón   Guitar
Aja Grant   Strings
Njomza   Vocals
David Pimentel   Bass,Drums,Keyboards
Danny McKinnon   Guitar
Jeffery Oliver   Horn
Ella Paige   Vocals
Drew Forde   Strings
Lee Jeon   Strings
Nathan Chan   Strings
Paige Montgomery   Vocals

Technical Credits

Carlos Vives   Engineer
Bilal Oliver   Composer
Thomas Callaway   Composer
Stephen Bruner   Composer
Pomo   Producer
Keyon Harrold   Composer
Christian Berishaj   Composer
Dwayne Perkins   Composer
Dâm-Funk   Producer
Ariana Grande   Composer
Tyrone Griffin   Composer
Jeff Gitelman   Composer
Daniele Taska   Art Administration
Frank Dukes   Producer
Kenta Yonesaka   Engineer
DJ Dahi   Producer
Mac Miller   Executive Producer
Vic Wainstein   Composer,Engineer
Kendrick Duckworth   Composer
Malcolm McCormick   Composer
Miller McCormick   Art Direction
ID Labs   Producer
JMSN   Producer
Adam Feeney   Composer
Dacoury Natche   Composer
Anderson Hernandez   Composer
Vinylz   Producer
Nick Dierl   Publicity
Zeke Mishanec   Engineer
Sunni Colón   Composer
Anderson .Paak   Composer
Aja Grant   Composer,Producer,Additional Production
Zachary Vaughan   Composer
Kaan Gunesberk   Composer
David Pimentel   Composer
Larry Sheffey   Composer
Nicholas Cavalieri   Engineer
MusicManTy   Producer
Garcia Bros.   Additional Production
Nikolai "Misterneek" Hamedi   Producer
Njomza Vitia   Composer
Grace Miceli   Artwork

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