It’s not the full fledged country album that we’ve been hoping for, but it does give us a nice look into what country Post Malone could be.
Believe it or not, some of Post Malone’s earliest gigs were country based, and he’s always voiced an appreciation and love for the genre. He’s also occasionally covered the hell out of some country songs, which is why everyone is always asking if he would ever “go country.”
I would venture to say that this new feature in Noah Kahan’s song “Dial Drunk” is more folk-pop, and I know it can be controversial to label folk as country, but bear with me for just a little bit.
When it comes down to official songs connected with Post Malone, this is as “country” as he has ever gotten, though the song itself might not be considered a part of the genre. In fact Noah is commonly referred to as “Folk Malone” because of his similarities with the “Congratulations” singer and the plethora of Posty covers that he’s put out.
The project the two artists worked together on is called “Dial Drunk,” which admittedly sounds like a country song, and I’m sure there are plenty of country music makers upset that they didn’t think of it first. The tune tells a story of being drunk, young and alone, and both Kahan’s and Malone’s portions of the song alludes to doing things for someone that you love and not seeing those favors returned.
Say what you want about the song, but it’s pretty catchy. It also must be a dream come true for Kahan, who has looked up to Post Malone for his entire career and was actually approached by the pop-rock star to join in on the song.
Kahan took to his Instagram to speak on the feedback he’s gotten on the song and how grateful he is to work with Malone, saying:
“The reaction to ‘Dial Drunk’ has been so incredible and so overwhelming. I never know when or why a song is going to land and to see the meaning and connection you have drawn from this track has inspired me in a way I have never been inspired before.
You can only imagine my shock and excitement when Post told me he wanted to not only sing on it, but write his own verse. I have been listening to Post Malone since ‘White Iverson’ dropped, even covering ‘Congratulations’ right when my career was beginning.
It feels like a full circle moment and it has been a dream come true to make this collaboration happen. Thank you so much Post for blessing me with your involvement.”
If you watched that video, it does give a couple of glimpses of Post Malone walking around and drinking in a field wearing overalls, which screams country music…
While you are here, you might as well give it a listen and see what you think. Like I said before, maybe a little more “folky” than some country fans might care for, but definitely an appetizer for the (hopefully) eventual Post Malone country album.