Post Malone Teases "Imminent" Release of New Album
| LAST UPDATE 01/28/2022
Post Malone recently teased the arrival of his upcoming album - something fans have been waiting for anxiously. It's been a year since the artist last updated his fans about the drop, but he recently shared with Billboard that it is set to come out "imminently." Here's what we know.
In the interview, Post Malone addressed the reason he hasn't released any songs in the past couple of years. According to the singer-songwriter, he found that the "peace and quiet" that he needed for creativity had been scarce. To help ease his mind, he moved to Cottonwood Heights, Utah, in mid-2020, where he claims "there are very few distractions." Like many others around the world, the global pandemic that hit in 2020 left the musician anxious and running out of creative fuel. "You think about everything at the same time, and it's ****ing overload. There's a lot riding on the music. There's a lot riding on just being able to keep making songs. And that's hard to do because you're like, '****…I already talked about everything.' And you kind of run out of ideas, and that's scary ****," he shared.
The 26-year-old rapper also shared that he feared his creative spark would never return, revealing that he was no longer interested in writing and creating music like he used to be. "I used to love playing the guitar — I hardly play the guitar anymore. I used to love making beats," he confessed. Post told Billboard that it was a while before he was able to regain his passion and work on his next album, twelve carat toothache. But he didn't let these moments of burnout define the rest of his musical career. "Just because I'm not inspired to do it at the moment doesn't mean I'm giving up," he explained.
Post Malone revealed that his new album would be his shortest LP yet - expected to be only about 45 minutes long. His label, as he mentioned, wanted to make the album longer than that, in order to increase streaming numbers. Nevertheless, the artist insisted on keeping the album short, saying, "the whole thing is that you don't want to compromise your art and your gut vibe on anything." Post's fans would probably agree and are anxious to hear what the rapper has been cooking up. Until then, stay tuned.