Post Malone – Twelve Carat Toothache album (download) finally upon us. The project is the followup to 2019’s Hollywood’s Bleeding, one of Malone’s two Billboard 200 No. 1 albums.
The hip-hop star also has four Hot 100 No. 1 hits, three of which placed on Billboard’s Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs ranking: “Circles,” “Sunflower” and “Rockstar” (featuring 21 Savage).
Speaking with Billboard, Post says the new songs “speak more to how I’m feeling at the moment: the ups and downs and the disarray and the bipolar aspect of being an artist in the mainstream.
“Trying to shove 20 to 25 songs, it doesn’t work,” he said. “Talking to the label [it’s like], ‘Oh, if you have less songs, you’re not going to stream as much,’ but the whole thing is that you don’t want to compromise your art and your gut vibe on anything.”
In November, he dropped his single with The Weeknd, “One Right Now,” while Motley Crew’ was dropped last July as the lead single from his forthcoming fourth album, his first solo single from an album in almost two years.
Malone previously shed light on the deeper themes that will be highlighted on Twelve Carat Toothache in a May 12 interview Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1. “It’s the bipolar aspect and the duality of everything. And so, there’s a lot of things very much so on this record that are tongue in cheek. And I think this whole record is the most honest record I’ve made, and I’m so pumped for people to hear it,” he shared. “But every song in there tells a story, so this is kind of like, ‘Here’s the life that we live, but there’s always something going on in the background.’”
Speaking with Lowe on June 2 ahead of the album’s release, Malone said the album is his “favorite” body of work to date. “We had enough time to work on it, that’s for sure,” he said. “At the beginning it was rough. But then I came into what I like to do and who I am and what makes me happy … now I’m happy and I love making music.”
Post Malone – Twelve Carat Toothache album (download)