BY Kali D’agostinis
On Sept. 6, rapper Post Malone released his third studio album, “Hollywood’s Bleeding,” by Republic Records.
Many Sacred Heart students have been talking about their favorite songs off of the album as well as showing their support for the rapper in honor of his new project.
Junior Brenna Leonards enjoys the song “Staring at the Sun (ft. SZA)” the most.
“It’s probably my favorite song off the album because I love the message behind it. It’s about being blinded by love. I just love his music and also really enjoy his newest album,” said Leonard.
Post Malone, born Austin Richard Post, began his career as an opening act for Justin Bieber during his Purpose Tour in 2016. Post Malone’s music is a mix of hip-hop and R&B, with inspiration from Bob Marley.
Before “Hollywood’s Bleeding” was released, the “Better Now” singer had taken home many awards and was nominated for Grammy awards like “Album of the Year” and “Best Pop Solo Performance” at the beginning of 2019.
“I have personally not listened to all of Post Malone’s new album, but I do love his songs ‘Rockstar’ and ‘Sunflower,’ ” said senior Mary Magliozzi.
In 2018, Malone was awarded The Billboard Music Award for “Top Rap Song” for his single “Rockstar,” which features 21 Savage. In the same year, the song won the MTV Video Music Award for “Song of the Year.”
“Hollywood’s Bleeding” features 17 songs with numerous collaborations, such as with Halsey, Future, Meek Mill, Travis Scott, and Ozzy Osbourne.
Post Malone’s newest album can be found on music services such as Apple Music, Spotify, and YouTube. The singer’s latest singles – “Wow,” “Goodbyes,” “Sunflower,” and “Circles” – are all showcased on “Hollywood’s Bleeding.”
“Circles” is currently “the biggest record on Spotify in the U.S. right now,” according to a Rolling Stones article by Elias Leight. Malone’s other single from his current album, (“Wow”) is the fourth-most-streamed song of 2019.
“The vibe of it is great. There are some songs that put me in my feels while others are up-beat and make me want to dance like a fool,” said junior Anthony DeSimone.
Junior Katrina Riggi thinks differently though.
“I didn’t really think this album was anything special,” she said. “Other than the hits that have been played on the radio, nothing else really stands out to me. His second album, ‘Beerbongs and Bentleys,’ was by far my favorite.”
“Beerbongs and Bentleys” was the 10th biggest album of the year in 2018. In August, it was announced that Post Malone broke Michael Jackson’s record for most weeks on Billboard’s Top R&B and Hip-Hop Albums chart. His first album, “Stoney,” reached its 77th week at the time, eclipsing Jackson’s 34-year-old Halloween classic, “Thriller,” which held the previous record of 76 weeks.
Post Malone began his third headlining tour, the “Runaway Tour,” on Sept. 14 in Tacoma, Wash., and will conclude it on Nov. 21 in Inglewood, Calif.