Just before his death on September 7, Mac Miller recorded a Spotify Singles session where he performed Swimming album constituent “Dunno” and a cover of Billy Preston’s 1974 track, “Nothing From Nothing.” Both recordings have been posthumously released on the streaming service and are now available to listeners. Spotify‘s series of “original artist recordings,” Spotify Singles seeks to “channel back the good old days of vinyl and CD singles.”
Each artist invited to take part in a Spotify Singles session stops by Spotify’s in-house New York studio to lay down a new recording of an original song from the artist’s catalog. The selected musician’s second installment in the Spotify Singles concept is traditionally a cover of an existing song. The stripped-down, intimate return to musical authenticity that Spotify seeks to affect via Spotify Singles figures in fuller form on the streaming platform’s Spotify Singles playlists, which Spotify updates each Wednesday.