Mac Miller’s 2014 mixtape Faces will be released on digital streaming platforms and vinyl on October 15. Ahead of its re-release, is a posthumous video for “Colors & Shapes.
Directed by Sam Mason, the visual depicts Miller’s pet dog Ralph traveling through a series of imaginative dimensions before making his way to outer space.
“The track felt very visual to me—like it had its own world”, said Mason in a statement to Pitchfork. “This atmospheric nighttime place that was sometimes dangerous, sometimes comforting, then I saw a picture of [Mac Miller’s dog] Ralph and a story emerged. To build it out I asked Malcolm’s family to send me bits and pieces from his childhood, scenes from the town where he grew up, objects, toys from his room—little pieces of his life that I extrapolated outwards and used to inspire the story. In the abstract, it’s meant to be a video about childhood—growing up as an artist and the highs and lows of that experience. It’s sort of a look at the emotional and difficult and perilous but noble path of an artist.”
Released on Mother’s Day in 2014, Faces featured SchoolBoy Q, Rick Ross, Earl Sweatshirt, Ab-Soul, Thundercat, Mike Jones, Vince Staples, Sir Michael Rocks, and Dash.