Post Malone has finally dropped his first single of 2019 and, with some help from Young Thug, “Goodbyes” seems destined to top the charts. It follows “Wow,” the first single from his upcoming third album and “Sunflower,” the smash collab with Swae Lee off the Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse soundtrack.
The four-minute single is Post at his best, with mournful lyrics and an irresistible beat. “Goodbyes” is about Post’s troubles with a girl. With lyrics like “I want you out of my head” and “My girl spites me in vain, all I do is complain,” it’s clear this is not a happy relationship. He sings about wanting her out of his life entirely, but Thug’s verse seems to suggest he wishes to reconnect with the girl. It’s an interesting contrast that’s made even more dramatic by the differences in Post and Thug’s vocals.
This song marks the first time Post and Thug have appeared on a track together, but they have worked together before. A snippet of the song originally surfaced March 12, with the full song leaking two days later, but Post didn’t confirm the song’s official release until July 1.
Directed by Colin Tiley, the music video released along with the single features Post Malone in a ’50s greaser-type role. Stabbed and killed in the beginning of the video by a rival gang member, a zombified Post rises from the grave and wanders through town, before coming across Young Thug, who’s singing for the same gang members that killed Post in the beginning of the video. There Post confronts the girl — played by Big Little Lies actress Kathryn Newton — who left him behind to die, which could be a reference to Post’s ex-girlfriend, Ashlen Diaz.
Check out the music video for “Goodbyes” below:
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