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Post Malone’s Hollywood’s Bleeding is enjoying a dominant first week on the charts. It’s the #1 album in the country, with the second biggest debut week of the year after Taylor Swift’s Lover. All of its 17 tracks are on the Hot 100 singles chart, four of them in the top 10. And … More »
Each week, New Music Friday sweeps through with torrential force, showering streaming platforms with immeasurable amounts of new tunes. Just like Dancing Astronaut rounds up 25 of the biggest songs of the week for the Hot 25 Spotify playlist each New Music Friday, Lunar Lunes serves as a landing pad for SoundCloud users who want a whole new dose of tunes to kick off the work week.
The selection is updated every Lunes (Monday).
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Tired: a Post Malone posse cut with Meek Mill and Lil Baby. Wired: a Post Malone posse cut featuring Halsey and Future. Inspired: a Post Malone posse cut aligning Ozzy Osbourne with Travis Scott. The blessing and the curse of Hollywood’s Bleeding is that it contains all three pairings and more. Every level of the … More »
In early September Post Malone dropped his third studio LP, Hollywood’s Bleeding, a 17-track compilation that finds the crooner hitting his stride for more of his finest work to date. Among the record’s booming tracklist is “Saint-Tropez,” which now has an opulent visual feature to boot. Saint Tropez is known to be one of the most luxurious destinations along the French Riviera, and the music video fittingly showcases Post Malone enjoying the finer things in life throughout his French escapades.
The video finds Post in a variety of exotic locations. From shots in the mountains showing off expensive jewelry, to flexing in front of a row of high-end cars with champagne, the video is the perfect dose of beautiful, wandering escapism, giving an apropos visual backdrop to a standout offering from Hollywood’s Bleeding.
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Post Malone‘s third LP is a collaborative party of reputable rappers, such as Future, Meek Mill, Lil Baby, Travis Scott, and Swae Lee, all of whom make cameos on Hollywood’s Bleeding. Hip-hop outliers include Halsey, SZA, and Ozzy Osbourne, who assist on “Die For Me,” “Staring At The Sun,” and “Take What You Want,” respectively. As on past Malone productions like 2018’s Grammy-nominated beerbongs & bentleys, Malone intersperses collaborations with high-profile fellow artists with his own solo songs.
Of the 17 new cuts that come courtesy of Hollywood’s Bleeding, 10 feature solely the verbal talents of Malone himself, accounting for the majority of the track list. Previously released singles like “Wow” and “Sunflower” resurface on the album. When streamed as a cohesive whole, Hollywood’s Bleeding shows Malone’s style to be consistent with that of his past LPs: a mix of cool self possession that contrasts with vulnerability and ponderous romantic reflection, all lyrically expressed as the instrumentation rolls in the background. Hollywood’s Bleeding has both the heart and radio appeal that will presumably cement Malone’s latest extended effort in the cultural mainstream following its release.
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