88-Keys' latest single "That's Life," featuring a posthumous verse from Mac Miller and additional vocals from singer Sia, was released on Thursday (June 20).
Miller carries most of the record with rhymes from the Go:od Am era; Keys confirmed to DJBooth that he recorded Mac in NYC around Feb. 2015.
"They told me don't make a promise you can't keep/ All the drugs in your system, you can't sleep/ How many times you had to buy a Plan B for girl you'd never bring back home to meet your family/ I swear this is what a dream about/ Ever since my mom told me she need me out/ Always smoking weed, causing trouble, never clean the house/ But I paid her back for everything, I guess we even now," the Pittsburgh native raps over mournful production.
Sia takes the baton around the two-minute mark for a touching assist. "I wish I could take all your pain, but when the toxin is fading/ The drugs don't feel the hole, no/ No connection to gain/ Wish you picked up the phone/ Knew that I'd be at home/ Knew that you weren't alone," she passionately sings.
"'That’s Life' is a song which sums up the sentiments of the music I’ve been working on over the past few years," 88-Keys shared in a press release. "We all have to forge through the good, the bad and the ugly. Mac came up with the concept for the song stemming from a conversation we had in the studio about relationships as we shared with each other what made the ones we were in at the time special."