Usually a Mac Miller single is an instant party starter. Case in point: "Frick Park Market," his debut album's high-energy lead single, or "Loud," the hard-hitting hip hop joint from his 2012 mixtape Macadelic. But the Pittsburgh rapper is turning inward on "S.D.S.," the first single off his sophomore set, Watching Movies With the Sound Off. Dude is even questioning religion: "Wonder if Christ made a million off of selling the cross?" Wonder how the Frat boys feel about that?
Miller recruited the production prowess of Los Angeles' electro-experimental knob-twiddler Flying Lotus, who added woozy electronica sounds to Miller's laid-back flow also targeting American social strata and superficial values: "People sellin' drugs 'cause they can't find no job," Miller raps. "I'd rather write my own history book / Where the world don't give a f-ck 'bout how you physically look."
That's a bit more mature than rapping about Donald Trump "being such a douchebag."
The video for "S.D.S." is set to drop Wednesday, while Miller's sophomore album lands this spring. Are you feeling his new direction?