Mac Miller and Ariana Grande bring you a love story in video form.
My Favorite Part was released on September 9, 2016. It is the third single off of Mac Miller’s recently released album, The Divine Feminine, and the first one with a featured artist. The video was released on December 12, 2016.
In the pouring rain Mac Miller holds the door for Ariana Grande which feels a tad bit noir-ish. Aside from film noir, the opening of the video also makes use of dialogue cards like silent films used to use. Adding to this retro effect is the black and white film stock. Once the beat drops, however, everything changes to color as the two unrequited lovers enter their respective studio apartments.
On his side of the wall that separates his apartment from Ariana Grande’s, Mac Miller sings about his longing. You just don’t know how beautiful you are/And baby that’s my favorite part/You walk around so clueless to it all/Like ain’t nobody gonna break your heart. Eventually Ariana Grande comes on and sings a bridge of three short lines. If you wanna stay, we’re taking it slow baby/Cause you and me, and I got enough on my mind/But I can make some time for something so divine. Meanwhile, we the spectators are forced to wonder how this tell of seemingly fated lovers will end…
The song is pretty short and Mac Miller sings for the majority of the time. It’s a pretty straightforward love song that’s light on substance and heavy on sentimentality. It helps that the singer and rapper are dating in real life, lending authenticity and a certain level of adorability (if you like that sort of thing) to the video.
Eventually the rain invades the apartment (apparently it’s a metaphor?) and soaks Ariana Grande while submerging Mac Miller in water as he reclines on his apartment floor. The metaphor must work because he gets up and goes next door where he finds Ariana Grande waiting for him.
The Divine Feminine has received decent reviews, currently averaging a score of 70/100 on Metacritic. As for Mac’s personal life, he and Ariana went (more) public with their relationship when she posted a photo of the couple on Instagram. Click here to see the picture.