Stemming from his collaboration with The Weeknd “One Right Now” in November 2021, his upcoming album, Twelve Carat Toothache, is steadily speeding towards its June 3 release. Off the back of Posty’s Billboard profile and his manager Dre London — who took to Instagram from a tennis court to mention that the album is coming “next month” — his next record is expected be filled with a plethora of superstar talent.
Building hype by previewing a few tracks on a recent IG live — one with “Stay” superstar The Kid LAROI — Post is more than excited to share TCT, also divulging that Roddy Ricch, Doja Cat, Gunna and others will be featured on the project. His latest single “Cooped Up” (May 12) with Roddy is the second promotional track off the LP, which follows “One Right Now” with The Weeknd.
Remaining relatively quiet since the release of his 2019 Grammy-winning effort Hollywood’s Bleeding, the “Motley Crew” singer’s Billboard profile updated fans on what he’s been up to these past few years. The feature is filled with unheard anecdotes about his rise to fame, finding peace at his Utah oasis — moving away from the chaos of Los Angeles — and rediscovering that “spark” that fuels his passion for music.
In the interview, Malone reveals how he’s been bogged down by music and the industry itself, saying how difficult it was to retool his creative process after so much output over the years.
“Here [In Uath], there are very few distractions. You think about everything at the same time, and it’s f–king overload. There’s a lot riding on the music. There’s a lot riding on just being able to keep making songs. And that’s hard to do because you’re like, ‘F–k — I already talked about everything.’ And you kind of run out of ideas, and that’s scary s–t.”Post Malone on being in Utah, away from LA
He also spoke on being worried about not being able to replicate his success in the future, revealing that accolades, numbers and plaques mean nothing to him anymore.
“Trying to shove 20 to 25 songs, it doesn’t work. Talking to the label [it’s like], ‘Oh, if you have less songs, you’re not going to stream as much,’ but the whole thing is that you don’t want to compromise your art and your gut vibe on anything. I’ve made a lot of compromises, especially musically, but now I don’t feel like I want to anymore. I don’t need a No. 1; that doesn’t matter to me no more, and at a point, it did.”
Now, the only thing that matters to Post is the music. Rediscovering his passion for the craft while working on Twelve Carat Toothache, he said it felt like he was making his debut album Stoney all over again.
“There was a switch that flipped, and it felt like I was making ‘Stoney.’ I lost that, and the hardest part is getting it back. It ebbs and flows. It’s figuring out: ‘Just because I’m not inspired to do it at the moment doesn’t mean I’m giving up.’ ”Post Malone on his new album twelve carat toothache
Previously teasing a pair of projects from the Texas-based superstar, London told OGM that these albums would drop sometime in 2021. However, they unfortunately never came to light. Soon after, London called out Republic Records for withholding Malone’s projects despite their completion at that time.
As the chart-topping superstar readies to rollout his long-awaited album, here’s hoping Posty comes back refreshed and reinvented on Twelve Carat Toothache.
Read Post’s cover story with Billboard below!