1) Post Isn’t Abandoning His Core Sound (Yet)
When “Go Flex,” came out, you could immediately hear Post’s music progressing. Whether it’s due to his label’s influence or his own desire to go for a more poppy/folky sound, the acoustic guitars were in full effect on “Go Flex.” Add the stomping drums during the chorus, and you’re halfway to Mumford and Sons (side note: never go full Mumford & Sons).
It seems strange to using one song to judge an artist’s progression, but when you can count an artist’s songs on one hand, that tends to happen. However, the songs Post played from his mixtape last night (mostly) brought it back to the wavy, trap-influenced R&B that we first heard on “White Iverson,” “Too Young” and “TEAR$.” Evolution is good, but we’re happy to hear more from Post Malone in his current iteration before he evolves his sound.