'Good News' is Mac Miller's first single of his last album 'Circles.' The record focuses on the mental dives into Mac's thought process and we couldn't be more appreciative for this album. Coming from someone who writes music, I can hear based off the instrumental, the tone of voice and lyrical choice, that Mac was trying to either figure something out about himself or simply needed to tell the world a secret!
I say secret because there isn't an exact answer to what this song is truly about. The record is timeless due to its nonspecific nature. Anyone can interpret this song however they want to. No one knows what was really going on in Mac's mind and we can't ask, so all we can do is study and speculate. From a production standpoint, it's a classic Mac Miller production. I've noticed over the years of being a fan of his, that he tends to use a lead electric in a staccato fashion just as he does in this song. What I found interesting was the lack of procession. He mutes guitar strings, plucks them and pans them solid left and right. It puts more infuses on the lyrics which makes me wonder, who's he targeting, if anyone at all. There's 'Good News' after all, as if our prayers have been answered as Mac leaves us with one last album to dive into!
Lyrics That Stick:
"Oh, I hate the feeling
When you're high but you're underneath the ceiling
Got the cards in my hand, I hate dealing, yeah
Get everything I need then I'm gone, but it ain't stealing."