‘Hollywood’s Bleeding’ is pure lyrical perfection

Lauren Reidinger, Columnist

Post Malone finally dropped his latest album “Hollywood’s Bleeding” on Sept. 6 and I am ALL for it. It’s been an excruciatingly long year since his last album “Beerbongs & Bentleys” dropped in April of 2018, and just when I thought it couldn’t get any better, Posty did it again with full force.

Post Malone rose to fame when his first single, “White Iverson,” dropped in 2016 on the “Stoney” album and he’s been running the music industry ever since.

The new album features major artists like SZA, Ozzy Osbourne, Travis Scott, Kanye West, Young Thug, Father John Misty and more.

If you weren’t a Post Malone fan before, this album may very well change that. The new album features 51 minutes of pure passion and lyrical perfection.

According to Forbes Magazine, listeners of Post Malone (aka Austin Richard) heard the 17 songs featured on “Hollywood’s Bleeding” 365.4 million times in just the first week.

“Hollywood’s Bleeding” features Post Malone’s singles “Wow,” “Goodbyes,” “Circles” and “Sunflower,” which was written for the feature film “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” in 2018 with Swae Lee.

The entire album has a mix of different genres: hip-hop, rap, alternative and rock ‘n’ roll. I don’t think there’s anything Posty can’t do.

As a huge fan of Post Malone, I’ve been listening to “Hollywood’s Bleeding” on repeat 24/7 and I’m not embarrassed to admit that.

“Goodbyes” sits at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 list as of Sept. 23, and every other song on “Hollywood’s Bleeding” is currently on the list as well. The album has far more bangers than just “Goodbyes.”

“A Thousand Bad Times” is my favorite song on the album and possibly my favorite song in Post Malone’s discography. The song speaks to me on a personal level — he’s faced a thousand bad times, so what’s one more?

“A Thousand Bad Times” is powerful, moving and extremely catchy. It starts slow and builds as the chorus kicks in. I’m transported to another place when I plug my headphones in and hear his voice; it’s as if nothing else matters.

Here are some of the lyrics from “A Thousand Bad Times” that really get to me:

“I always get my heart broke like I needed the practice / Foot on my throat ‘til my world is collapsin’ / But this what I chose, it’s the law of attraction, yeah”

I think he’s incredibly brave to sing about dark feelings that people don’t normally talk about. You can tell he’s passionate about his songs and in touch with his feelings as he expresses them thoroughly through these lyrics and many more.

Music can take you from one space and transform you into another and I think that’s a very powerful thing.

Posty’s tortured and wronged soul has effortlessly taken music to another level by writing music in touch with his feelings; it helps me to understand the difference from where he’s been and where he’s going next.

Post Malone sings about his own personal experiences and the hardships he endured throughout his life. If anyone else decides to break his heart, “I Fall Apart” will need a sequel.

There is nothing more exhilarating than walking around campus and hearing others play tracks from “Hollywood’s Bleeding” or even singing them out loud. Posty has created a dedicated and loyal fanbase that’s here to stay and craves new songs from him yearly.

True fans of Post Malone have been around since “Stoney” was released in 2016, but the numbers are on the rise with “Hollywood’s Bleeding.”

Over just a few years, Posty has taken our hearts and crushed them a thousand times over with his heart-wrenching music, so what’s one more time?