Post drops “Hollywood’s Bleeding” as 2019’s banger


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Post Malone drops his third hit album, "Hollywood's Bleeding" on Aug. 6.

Christopher Sarenana

Austin Post famously known as  Post Malone once again delivered a heart wrenching and melodic album with the release of “Hollywood’s Bleeding.”

Malone’s third studio album follows his previous album “Beerbongs and Bentleys” which was released more than two years ago and went triple platinum. The record is projected to sell 550k albums in the first week, which will be Malone’s best first week numbers from his previous album. The album consists of 17 tracks, triple platinum single “Sunflower” featuring Swae Lee from the soundtrack of SpiderMan: Into the Spider-Verse and “Wow”,  “Goodbyes” featuring Young Thug and “Circles”. 

The records namesake “Hollywood’s Bleeding,”  which is also the first song in the album, goes into the false reality hollywood perceives while being underwhelming and depressing as living there (Hollywood) is just for your dream to become famous. Trap bangers like “Enemies” features DaBaby and “On the Road” featuring Meek Mill and Lil Baby delivers a mainstream approach but helps diversify the record from the other mellow and slow songs. 

“Take What You Want”  features Travis Scott and heavy metal legend Ozzy Osbourne meshes a fuse of genres from pop, hip hop, heavy metal and Osbourne’s guitar riff solo. “Internet” expresses his refusal to use new age technology and allow social media dictates our lives. The song “I’m Gonna Be” adds an uplifting change up to the record, as the song promotes living your best life and having fun while doing so.

This album does have the typical relationship songs we are used to hearing from Post like “A Thousand Bad Times”, “Die For Me” featuring Future and Halsey and “I Know”. Once again making us reminisce about our past relationships or relate to current ones. While mostly being pop esque and more up beat they still strike a chord in your heart. 

Besides from the most forgettable tracks “Allergic” and “Saint-Tropez” this record is solid all throughout and possibly Malone’s best project yet. It has songs for everyone from upbeat pop songs to those late night in your feelings and trap infused R&B bangers. Although we didn’t receive songs that impacted us as hard as  “I Fall Apart” or “Better Now” we got new interactions with “Goodbyes” and “A Thousand Bad Times”. This may end up being one of the best albums of 2019.