Just days after Swae Lee teased a snippet of his collab with Post Malone at the top of the week, “Sunflower” received an official release on Thursday (Oct. 18). The inspiring track serves as the lead single off of the upcoming film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse‘s soundtrack.
The accompanying animated clip displays what the main character, played by Miles Morales, is going through as just a kid, while handling the duties of Spider-Man in the frightening industrial city. “Callin’ it quits now, baby, I’m a wreck/Crash at my place, baby, you’re a wreck/Thinkin’ in a bad way, losin’ your grip/Screamin’ at my face, baby don’t trip/Someone took a big L, don’t know how that felt,” the Rae Sremmurd leader somberly croons.
Posty takes the lead from his “Spoil My Night” collaborator, and delivers a more uplifting verse to close out the blossoming “Sunflower” in an attempt to win back his lover. “Every time I’m walkin’ out/I can hear you tellin’ me to turn around/Fightin’ for my trust and you won’t back down/Even if we gotta race, get off right now, oh/I know you’re scared of the unknown/You don’t wanna be alone,” the 23-year-old raps.
Malone initially gave listeners a glimpse into the dreamy tune during his appearance on The Tonight Show (Oct. 1), previewing 10 seconds of “Sunflower” on national television, and claiming to have not even heard the finished version of at the time.
The Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse soundtrack releases in full on Dec. 14.
Give “Sunflower” a listen below.