#VINOMUSIC: Mac Miller/Anderson .Paak X Ovid Napa Valley

Music and Wine should be paired. We call this VINOMUSIC.

As humans in a dynamic and shifting world, it seems “being” sometimes means accepting that life is a blind search for solid ground in sinking quicksand. When vicious cycles present themselves in the constant struggle, especially when it pertains to romantic notions, it almost feels like a continuous  playback loop of pain and pleasure constantly resetting itself. With his upcoming album The Divine Feminine, Pittsburgh artist Mac Miller ventures into the realm of relationship rebooting, echoing his frustration with the pressures of fame and fortune in his interactions with women near and dear to him.

On “Dang!” Miller enlists the most talented XXL Freshman this year, Anderson .Paak, whose unique Cali crooner style compliments a groovy downtempo beat that exudes the feeling of floating endlessly. .Paak navigates expertly through the hook by varying his cadence in lyrics such as I can’t keep on losing you / Over complications / Gone too soon /Wait, we was just hangin’/ I guess I need to hold onto, dang / The people that know me best / The key that I won’t forget, too soon. His pleading, seemingly futile, should not be confused as a cry to the universe hoping for a unseen shift in favor but as a self-scolding reminder that in the territory of fame we must be grateful for the things in our lives that harbor the most value: our relationships.

Pair this lament with some dead-serious vino — something that measures the length and breadth of your commitment to life, love and loss. A bottle of 2012 Ovid Napa Valley will do nicely — the cult-iest of cult wines from Howell Mountain’s Pritchard Hill. And the classical allusion is perfect:  OVID (Publius Ovid Naso) was an ancient Roman poet who celebrated the themes of transformation and change.

Check out the video below!