Nearly three years since his last album, Post Malone pulls up with his new single “Cooped Up” featuring Roddy Ricch.
On the soaring anthem, co-produced by Louis Bell, Post officially kicks off Posty season.
“I’m about to pull up, hit switch, pull curtain / And I been waitin’ so long, now I gotta resurface,” he sings, while Roddy pays tribute to his collaborator. “And Posty took me on his first damn tour date / He had me rocking every night sold-out arenas.”
“Cooped Up” marks the second collaboration between Post and Roddy following 2019’s “wow.”
“He’s just such an incredible man and just a natural performer and vocalist and lyricist,” Post told Apple Music of his collaborator. “And he just gets after it, and it’s so cool. Dude, and just to watch him grow. And he’s such a beautiful, beautiful man. And so talented, man. I’m so pumped.”
On June 3, Post will release his new album Twelve Carat Toothache, which will also feature collaborations with Doja Cat and The Kid LAROI.
“That’s what the whole record is about. It’s the bipolar aspect and the duality of everything,” he explained. “And so, there’s a lot of things very much so on this record that are tongue-in-cheek. And I think this whole record is the most honest record I’ve made, and I’m so pumped for people to hear it. But every song in there tells a story, so this is kind of like, ‘Here’s the life that we live, but there’s always something going on in the background.’”
This weekend, Post will perform “Cooped Up” for the first time on “Saturday Night Live.”