Post Malone’s highly anticipated album, “Hollywood’s Bleeding” is here and the artist has given Spotify listeners the chance to listen in to some of the meaning behind the record.

On Sept. 6, Post Malone released an “enhanced album experience” on Spotify titled “Posty’s Universe” that not only included the full 17 song tracklist, but also some filmed interviews that explain a few of the tracks.

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“Hollywood’s Bleeding” is packed with star-studded artists that feature on 10 of the album’s tracks. Some most notable are “Take What You Want” featuring Ozzy Osbourne and Travis Scott, “Die For Me” featuring Future and Halsey and collab with Meek Mill and Lil Baby “On The Road”.

“‘On The Road’ kind of goes back to the whole narrative of the record…You really worked your ass off and they kind of sat back and said ‘Yeah I was there’. Really it turns out you were only around for the perks of being my friend, not really there for my genuine love and pure comedy that I give to you,” Malone told Spotify in a “Behind The Track” video.

Though Post Malone is known for more sorrowful songs, a few of the tracks are meant to be uplifting. In the tenth track “I’m Gunna Be,” the artist told Spotify he wanted to add some positivity to the album’s tracklist.

“I like this record because I think it is an encouragement to everyone that might be struggling with self-confidence. Just do whatever the hell you want because you’re a rockstar. Be yourself and don’t listen to anybody. That’s a message that I talk about a lot, but it’s something that I really believe in. Nowadays it’s tough, there’s a lot of people that want to bring you down,” said Malone.

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Malone told Spotify that Kanye West produced and did the melody for the thirteenth track “Internet”.  He claimed they wrote the song a long time ago, but now seemed like a good time to release it.

“Sometimes the internet is such a s*** place. I’m not even on social media anymore. I’m updating the fans on all the good sh** and everything. I kind of wanted to separate myself from that,” he said in “Behind The Scenes: Internet”.

The album itself is named after the first track, “Hollywood’s Bleeding”. Malone spoke candidly about the name choice in one of the Spotify clips.

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“I finally made the move out of LA and moved to Utah. I feel like in LA and Hollywood there’s such a strange vibe where it just feels like there is a lot of vampires out there that just want to suck the life from you.”

The chorus of the song includes, “You never took the time to get to know me / Was scared of losin’ somethin’ that we never found / We’re running out of reasons, but we can’t let go / Yeah, Hollywood is bleeding, but we call it home”.

The latest single from the album, “Circles”, has tallied over 10 million Youtube/Vevo views and 19 million Spotify streams.  The twelfth track “Sunflower” featuring Swae Lee was featured in the Oscar-winning animated movie “Spider-man: Into The Spider-Verse” and went triple-platinum and number one on the Hot 100.

Post Malone will bring “Hollywood’s Bleeding” on the road with the North American “The Runaway Tour” that begins on Sept. 14. It will visit cities across the United States and Canada before ending on November 20th.

You can listen to the enhanced album experience, “Posty’s Universe”, here on Spotify.

 

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