Lyric of the Week: Post Malone – Candy Paint

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Lyric: God damn, I love paper like I’m Michael Scott

Song: Post Malone – “Candy Paint”

Album: beerbongs & bentleys (2018)

Background: Originally released in 2017 for the soundtrack to The Fate of the Furious and later as the second single off of his sophomore album Beerbongs & Bentleys, Post Malone’s “Candy Paint” has a mellow feel and is accompanied by an entourage of wealth-flexing lyrics. “Candy Paint” also has a classic Post Malone comic twist – it’s full of clever wordplay including a reference to the beloved Michael Scott, regional manager of Dunder Mifflin in the hit NBC sitcom The Office.

Few artists today experience the rapid success at such a young age that Post Malone has over the last few years. Coming onto the scene with his debut single “White Iverson” (2015), Malone signed his first record deal with Republic Records. He then released Stoney (2016) which ultimately broke the record for most weeks on the US Billboard Hip-Hop charts after charting for 77 consecutive weeks. His sophomore record beerbongs & bentleys (2018) debuted at No.1 and proceeded to stream 438 million times in its first week. The album pushed outside the hip-hop genre, incorporating different styles by pulling from some of his biggest non-rap influences, such as Bob Dylan, Dwight Yoakam, and Kurt Cobain. Rolling Stone called beerbongs & bentleys “a flexing, partying, rich-sad bummer.”

In late 2019, Post Malone released Hollywood’s Bleeding, which featured hits “Sunflower” with Swae Lee, and “Circles”. It even saw a collaboration with Travis Scott and Ozzy Osbourne on the song “Take What You Want From Me”. Overall, the album sheds more light on Malone’s pop and rock influences. Malone is currently on the second leg of his Runaway Tour with Swae Lee, selling out arenas around the United states through the end of March.

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