Post Malone is No One Hit Wonder

Josiah Majors, Reporter

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American singer, rapper, songwriter, and modern day rockstar Post Malone released his second album “Beerbongs and Bentleys” on April 27, 2018.

Malone first hit the mainstream of music when he dropped the hit singles “White Iverson,” “Go Flex,” and “Congratulations” in 2016.

After hearing all these singles people believed Post Malone to be a one hit wonder but he proved them wrong with the success of his debut album “Stoney” which is currently double-platinum.

Now Malone has returned bigger and better on his new LP “Beerbongs and Bentleys.”

The album is a bit lengthy with a run time of an hour and four minutes but for the most part Malone does an excellent job at keeping his unique sound of spacey trap beats mixed with his soothing vocals, guitars, and percussion.

For example the first four songs on the album “Paranoid,” “Spoil My Night,” “Rich and Sad,” and “Zack and Codeine,” all have a similar laidback and tranquil sound that creates a space for listeners to kick back and relax.

After these songs the album changes direction to Malone’s trap bass oriented style where both the song and lyrics match Malone’s lust for partying.

Songs like “Takin’ Shots,” “Rockstar,” “Psycho,” “Better Now,” and “Ball For Me” all have addictive choruses that will be sure to get stuck in listener’s heads. When mixed with Malone’s hard hitting bass trap beats, they make for unforgettable songs.

Post Malone openly talks about his rockstar lifestyle through his music but nonetheless he still has plenty of songs that deal with falling in love with someone and the heartbreak of losing them especially when it’s due to his life as a celebrity.

The most notable song on the album is the song “Stay” where the only two instruments are Malone’s vocals and him playing the acoustic guitar which creates this visual as if  Malone is just sitting alone in a room disconnected from the rest of the world.

The song deals with Malone struggling to keep a relationship with a girl as his new, fast-paced lifestyle doesn’t really support being able to have a stable relationship anymore.

Even though the album has been out for only four days it already broke the record for most streams on Spotify as it has been streamed 78,744,748 times internationally.

While “Beerbongs and Bentleys” sounds like more of the same from Post Malone, the album is still a success for him and is a step in the right direction as Malone experiments more and refines his sound even more.   

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