Jon Brion believes Ariana Grande is on Mac Miller’s Circles

Ariana Grande’s vocals are on the Circles song “I Can See.”

January 20, 2020
Jon Brion believes Ariana Grande is on Mac Miller’s <i>Circles</i> Getty Images/Dave Hogan for One Love Manchester

Officially, the only people who appear on Mac Miller’s beautiful final record Circles are Miller himself, producer Jon Brion, and featured artist Baro, who sings the hook and drums on “Hand Me Downs.” But a handful fans have found themselves convinced that Ariana Grande, Miller’s friend and ex, also appears on the record, on the song “I Can See.”

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Now, Brion has seemingly confirmed that the vocals were likely laid down by Grande — although he has no knowledge of the circumstances in which they were recorded. Asked by The New York Times whether there were contributions from Grande on the song Brion didn’t mince words, responding “I believe there are.”

“Somebody just told me something about that,” he continued. “That was a pre-existing track … I played some things on those tracks to make them feel like the others, but those vocals were already there. It wasn’t like an executive decision or anything.” Read Brion’s full interview with the Times here, and listen to “I Can See” below.

Jon Brion believes Ariana Grande is on Mac Miller’s Circles