It’s been nearly three years since his last album, but Post Malone finally resurfaces.
On his fourth studio album Twelve Carat Toothache, which he calls the “most honest record I’ve made,” he calls on heavy-hitters like The Weeknd, Gunna, and The Kid LAROI. The 14-track set also features the Roddy Ricch-assisted single “Cooped Up” and “I Like You (A Happier Song)” with Doja Cat, plus “Love/Hate Letter to Alcohol” with Fleet Foxes, which he performed on “SNL.”
Speaking with Apple Music, Post revealed why Twelve Carat Toothache is his favorite album yet. “We had enough time to work on it, that’s for sure,” he said of the follow-up to 2019’s Hollywood’s Bleeding. “At the beginning it was rough. But then I came into what I like to do and who I am and what makes me happy…now I’m happy and I love making music.”
He started recording the album in Malibu during the pandemic. “It was 12 hours in Malibu that I sat by myself in this dark room with my laptop and just made beats,” he recalled. “For 12 hours. Did a bunch of mushrooms, made beats. And I was, ‘Whoa, this is awesome.’ … The album, from there, it just wrote itself.”
Post, who is expecting his first child, originally wanted to release the project for free. “My original plans for the record were crazy. I was like it’s free, but it’s just so interesting. My ideas are crazy. So my ideas are nuts. I knew that there was no way that they were going to fly.”