It’s been almost four years since we received a new project from Post Malone. The chart-topper spent most of the pandemic curating his new album, Twelve Carat Toothache. He released a few singles over the span of time, including his Billboard hit “One Right Now” featuring The Weeknd last year.
After the first listen, many fans will notice a departure of Post Malone’s previous formula for making an album full of cohesive singles. The album starts with “Hollywood’s Bleeding.” Post Malone takes his time with this album to be introspective and reflective over his life of fame, relationships and more. You still get the melodic rap songs like his single, “Cooped Up” featuring Roddy Rich, “Insane” and “I Like You (A Happier Song) featuring Doja Cat. The intriguing element for me for this album was the artist singing more for his heartfelt songs such as “Reputation”, “Love/Hate Letter To Alcohol” & “When I’m Alone.” If you were going into this album expecting the same artist from earlier in the career, some will be shocked to learn this is not the case. Post Malone entered the music industry at 21 and now in his mid-twenties, we can see the growth not only in him, but his music. He’s still the same dude that drinks Bud Light and nothing else but I’m happy to see the growth in his music. You can listen to Twelve Carat Toothache on all streaming services.
Reggie Johnson is a poet reigning from Cincinnati, Ohio. Starting at the age of nine, Reggie has been writing poetry through their love of music and life experiences. He has 9 books now available on Amazon. You can follow him on Twitter@r_d_johnson and on IG @rdjohnsonwrites.