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Free Nationals Release “Time,” The First Official Release Featuring Mac Miller Since His Death in September 2018. 

Written by Stephanie Regan

Anderson.Paak’s band, Free Nationals, have released their first single since October 2018: “Time.” “Time” is an easy, wholesome listening experience, carried by the smooth rhythmic combination of guitar, keyboard, and bass. Featuring the vocals of Colombian-American singer Kali Uchis, and a verse from late rapper, Mac Miller. 

Kali Uchis soft voice delivers choral lyrics, “I gotta take some time to grow… I think I got too comfortable,” ensuring the peaceful tone of the song, just before a verse from Mac Miller. Mac’s wistful, sentimental vocals sail through his verse, reassuring “Keep watching, let it all unwind / you get yours, of course, I get mine / and in the end, everything will be fine.” The final lines of his verse summon slight sadness for the listener, ending with “It’s been a while, and I’m even different now / Shit, I’ll probably make it better when you see me.” 

A lilting melody from Free Nationals accompanied by the sweet voices of Kali Uchis and Mac Miller, “Time” is a pleasantly healthful experience for all listeners. Stream “Time” on all platforms now!