Ariana Grande has recently honored her late ex-boyfriend, Mac Miller, in a heartfelt gesture. The singer has just unveiled the deluxe edition of her debut album, Yours Truly, which features a touching rendition of her collaboration with Miller on the track “The Way.”
In this special release, a poignant video accompanies the song, starting with the Yours Truly (Tenth Anniversary Edition) album cover. In the video, various elements slowly fade away, leaving only the words “Feat. Mac Miller” prominently displayed. As the song concludes, the album cover transitions into a black screen, with Miller’s name illuminated in white, creating a powerful and emotional tribute.
While the newer version of “The Way” largely retains its original production, one notable change is the replacement of the upbeat instrumental during Mac Miller’s second rap verse with an orchestral string component. This alteration adds a unique and heartfelt touch to the track, underscoring the significance of this tribute.
Ariana Grande and Mac Miller, whose real name was Malcolm McCormick, shared a relationship from 2016 until May 2018. Tragically, Miller passed away at the age of 26 in September 2018 due to an accidental drug overdose.
This touching tribute by Ariana Grande serves as a beautiful reminder of the connection they shared during their time together and the lasting impact of Mac Miller’s music on Grande’s career. It is a heartfelt tribute that fans and music enthusiasts alike can appreciate, commemorating the legacy of a talented artist taken too soon.