Post Malone mixes genres on “Hollywood’s Bleeding”

Singer-songwriter Post Malone’s sophomore album “Hollywood’s Bleeding” encapsulated Malone’s unique mixture of rap and rock music. 

Malone is popular for songs that have lyrics that are deep and emotional with catchy beats, such as “I Fall Apart,” from his first album “Stoney.” These types of songs are peppered throughout the album that refers to heartbreak, social media culture and broken friendships. The lyrics have already resonated with many listeners online.  

The most popular song off of Malone’s new record is “Goodbyes,” which features Young Thug. The song is about a breakup and two people needing to change but being too stubborn to do so, until things fall apart. This was the first single on the record to be released when Malone was still touring his album “Beerbongs & Bentleys.”  

Along with the pure authenticity Malone brings to this album, he includes a slew of collaborations on the album that caught people's attention. Some of the featured artists include Halsey, Ozzy Osborne, Young Thug, SZA, Meek Mill and Lil Baby. The collaboration that has the most social media buzz is Malone’s song with Osbourne “Take What You Want,” which also features Travis Scott.  

There was a slight controversy because some of Malone’s fans had never heard of Osbourne, who was one of the biggest rock legends to emerge in the 70s as the lead singer of Black Sabbath. Unfortunately Malone’s fan base may not be old enough to remember the music that emerged in the 70s and 80s, so some fans thought he was a new artist.   

“Idk who this Ozzy Osbourne is but posty just put him on the map,” Twitter user @dennisthewolf tweeted.  

Tweets such as the above, infuriated many Black Sabbath fans because they are aware of everything Osbourne had accomplished. Amongst this controversy, the song they produced together is getting the attention it deserves. 

Osbourne, along with all of the other artists who collaborated with Malone brought their own flare to the album and brought out different sides of Malone that may have not been revealed otherwise. While all of the artists vary in genres, they all paired beautifully with Malone’s vocals. This album showed a lot of progression in songwriting and production from the album “Stoney.” 

Rating: 4/5 

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Madison Appleby is a campus correspondent for The Daily Campus. She can be reached via email at madison.appleby@uconn.edu.