Post Malone has been teasing his upcoming Beerbongs & Bentleys album forever. And after revealing on Thursday morning (Apr. 5) that it will finally drop on Apr. 27, the rapper gave fans yet another peek at what it might sound like during a stop on his Bud Light Dive Bar tour in Nashville on Wednesday night (Apr. 4).
Debuting the gentle, acoustic break-up ballad “Stay,” Post sang, “Every time we make up the truth is faded/ Everybody’s blind when the view’s amazing/ Damn, who are we right now?/ Can we have a little conversation/ Figure it out with no intoxication.”
“This is my first time fucking playing this song by the way,” Malone told the crowd at the show. “And I know for a fact that I’m gonna fuck it up, but we’re gonna figure it out anyway.” Wearing a yellow Nudie-style country suit, Malone crooned the hypnotic hook, “Tell me that it’s all okay/ I’ve been waiting on this all damn day/ Call me in the morning, tell me how last night went/ I’m here, but don’t count on me to/ Stay a little longer if you convince me,” while gently strumming an acoustic guitar.
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The song, a spacey, Beatlesque singer/songwriter lament with a 1970s AM radio vibe (except, perhaps, for the line about a lover putting a cigarette out on his face) follows up the harder smash singles “Rockstar” with 21 Savage and “Psycho” with Ty Dolla $ign.
Yahoo! Music posted an exclusive first listen to the song before Wednesday night’s gig.
Watch the full Nashville show below.
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