Mac Miller's Childhood Friend Dylan Reynolds Plays Touching 'No Control' Tribute on 'Late Late Show': Watch

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Dylan Reynolds on The Late Late Show with James Corden on Nov. 15, 2018.

Dylan Reynolds made his television debut with the emotional “No Control" on The Late Late Show on Thursday night (Nov. 15). Before taking the stage, host James Corden explained that he discovered that Mac Miller had shared the 27-year-old Pittsburg singer's new song via Twitter around a week before the rapper's passing.

“What I didn’t know when I fell in love with his music is that Dylan and Mac became best friends when they were five years old, and that when Dylan was diagnosed with cancer, Mac was the first person there with him in the hospital even shaving his head as a show of solidarity,” said Corden. “The song he’s performing tonight is absolutely beautiful and was written while Dylan was undergoing chemotherapy.”  

Reynolds stood alone with his guitar on a dark stage surrounded by spotlights for the moving acoustic performance.

“I could be your friend,” he began in a soft voice. “We don’t have to pretend/ You make it better/ You don’t even nearly have to try/ Someone out there is living my dream/ Heaven is closer than it seems/ You’ve always known it/ I’m just learning it somehow.”

“I’ve got no control I’m just living for the moment,” he crooned on the chorus in his hushed, slightly raspy voice. “I lost all control and I didn’t even know it/ I’m thinking you’re the only one/ Who can take me back home.”

A trio of backup singers and a piano player were revealed on the stage with Reynolds as the song slowly brightened, gliding to a gentle end that included a loving hug from Corden.

Watch Reynold’s touching performance below.

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