Post Malone has been hard at work amid the ongoing coronavirus lockdown.
In a candid new interview with The Wall Street Journal, the Grammy-nominated artist revealed he’s been working on a new album while social distancing in Utah.
“As crazy as the world is and as strong as everybody needs to be, being able to be in my house by myself and just vibe-out and see where my brain takes me — this has been a perfect time to make music, and to write songs about what’s going on currently,” he explained.
“I’m working on an album now,” Malone, 25, added. “There’s so much to say in these times that will give people hope and hopefully uplift people’s spirits. Because it’s a dark time in America. It’s a dark time in the world. Honestly, for a songwriter to be in the house all day is a blessing and a curse. In the darkest of times I’m just trying to make something beautiful out of it.”
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The “Circles” singer admitted, though, that he misses “the rush and the thrill” of stepping onstage and hearing his fans calling out his name.
“But [I’m] able to be introspective and think about how [to] be a better person and help out more,” he reflected. “To be honest, I think everyone in America is going a little bit crazy sitting at home all day. So I’ve gone a little bit crazy, and I wanted to take more steps outside of my comfort range and make music that I think — to me — is some of the best I’ve made.”
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Malone hopes that his next album will be one that reminds anyone who listens to it that they are not alone, and hopes it inspires people to show more love to the people around them.
“I probably say that every album cycle, but for me it feels so special. I want to make an album that will uplift and show that people are not alone in their times of loneliness and worry and that at the end of the day we all just need to show love to everyone on the planet and figure things out,” he said. “So we’re working pretty hard, and I think we’re making some incredible stuff.”
The next LP will be the rapper’s fourth overall. His debut studio album, Stoney, was released on December 9, 2016, and featured his hit singles “Congratulations” and “I Fall Apart.”
In 2018, Malone released his second studio album Beerbongs & Bentleys. It debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200.
Malone’s third studio album, Hollywood’s Bleeding, was released on September 6, 2019. That album’s single, “Circles,” became his fourth number one on the US Hot 100.
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Aside from making new music, Malone also recently launched his own rosé, Maison No. 9, selling 50,000 bottles in the first two days.
“I’ve loved wine for a minute now. And Dre [London] and I were talking and we said, ‘Why not make our own deal and see how it goes?’ We flew to Provence [France] and picked the grapes and made the blend and everything. And I said, ‘This is something that I really, really like,’ ” he told the outlet of the venture. “I’m so blessed and happy that we’re crushing it the way that we are. We’re trying to make an empire so that we can drink for free and our kids can eat forever.”
The successful launch came just a few weeks before the “Better Now” rapper celebrated his 25th birthday, and he can’t wait to properly celebrate when it’s safe to do so.
“I have a big a– boat chartered in Greece. So the day this all ends I’m getting my a– right over there,” he said.
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