The "Rockstar" aesthetic has become the ideal as of late, a highly coveted style and "look," that permeates our current hip-hop culture and landscape, from fashion choices to soundscapes. In actuality, this idea of the rockstar aesthetic also extends to heavy metal and beyond (think: emo), an idea which we explored in-depth in October of last year, but it's persisted and grown well into this year. We don't see it fading any time soon: Lil Uzi Vert, the foremost example of this, has only tightened his relationship with Marilyn Manson, promoting his next album as a "rock" release, while artists like Trippie Redd and XXXTENTACION continue to pull from similar rock-laden sources of inspiration.
Post Malone adopts "Rockstar" as the title of his new single, which was teased earlier this week. The release arrives a bit early via Apple Music, and is reportedly the first single off Post's sophomore album, Beerbongs and Bentleys-- while his debut, Stoney, continues to chart on the Billboard 200. "Rockstar" doesn't exactly hit in the manner you might expect based off its title, but it's still very much in line with Post Malone's laidback vibe and previous releases. Post delivers a quivering, melodic and catchy (af) flow over water-like, key-riddled production that submerges you deeper into the song as it progresses.
Standby for this to become available on all streaming services once Midnight hits. Are you excited for Post's Beerbongs and Bentleys album? Still got Stoney on rotation? It's worth noting, Post is still touring off the strength of Stoney-- recently announcing a slew of new North American tour dates, the kick off in September and will take him well through October. Industry plant or not, dude has definitely left a quick impact with fans worldwide.
Beerbongs and Bentleys does not have a release date yet, we'll keep you posted.
I've been in the Hills fuckin' superstars
Feelin' like a popstar
Drankin' Henny, bad bitches jumpin' in the pool
And they ain't got on no bra
Hit her from the back, pullin' on her tracks