Back in November, singer/songwriter Ernestshared a photo of himself with friend and frequent collaborator Morgan Wallen and mega star Post Malone the studio, and the first snippet of what they came up with is here.
Morgan shared a clip of a demo on Instagram earlier with the caption indicating the song title “I Had Some Help”:
“I had some help.”
He also tagged producer/writer Charlie Handsome, in addition to Posty and Ernest, implying that they’re his co-writers on this one:
Some of the top comments don’t seem to be feeling this one already though, with fans saying that “it’s the first Morgan song I haven’t liked”:
“Not really feeling this one…”
“First Morgan song I haven’t liked.”
“Morgan bud what’s going on.”
“I don’t know how I feel about this ngl.”
“The editing is awful. He sounds robotic lol.”
“Cool collab but the song itself is so bad lmao.”
“Anyone else think this was a joke at first? Respectfully.”
“Can’t say I’m a fan of this song.”
“You’ve done better.”
“This ain’t it.”
“There’s still time to delete this bud.”
“Never release this 🔥🔥.”
“Needs a little work.”
I think this next comment was spot on, though, in that it’s still a demo and will likely not sound exactly like this if and when it’s ever released.
In addition, it was probably posted mostly to build hype for whatever else Morgan and Post having coming next year:
“Y’all it’s a demo tape, everything will be mastered way before it releases if it does release… it’s clearly to build hype for a collab with Posty and show that [they’re] working on music.”
I’m willing to give it a chance once it’s totally finished, but honestly, I was a little bit disappointed hearing that too. You tend to hope for a lot more knowing the level all three of these artists are at, but like I said, it’s probably going to sound different when it’s done.
And also, they might be reworking a lot of it after reading those comments, but I digress…
Post recently made his country debut on the CMA Awards with Morgan and Hardy last month, singing a cover of Joe Diffie’s “Pickup Man,” which will also be featured on Hardy’s forthcoming Hixtape Vol. 3 album.
We do have confirmation that Post is also working on his own, original country album, so I’m hopeful that he’s saving the best songs for that and maybe even pulling in some help from his favorite writers and artists outside of Nashville, too.
And speaking of Post Malone at the CMA Awards, I still stand by the fact that Posty stole the show… he can literally sing anything and I can’t wait to hear all of his original country songs: