The album, which was released last Friday (June 3) and arrives three years after the critically acclaimed Hollywood’s Bleeding, now ends with the songs “Waiting For Never” and “Hateful.”
Both tracks were produced by Post’s frequent collaborator Louis Bell alongside J. Lauren and BRYVN, while Hector Soundz and Frankie XY also contributed to “Waiting For Never.” “When all these tattoos fade/I will never look back, you’ll be in the same place,” Post sings on “Waiting For Never.” “I keep telling myself if I wanted you to change/I’d be waiting for never, waiting for never.”
“Hateful,” meanwhile, finds the star rasping urgently: “Calling me unfaithful, faithful/But you know who you dealing with/How am I supposed to lay low, lay low/When things are so beyond repair?”
Twelve Carat Toothache – one of the most hotly anticipated albums of 2022 – features a raft of big-name features, including the singles “Cooped Up”, with Roddy Ricch, and The Weeknd-featuring “One Right Now.” Elsewhere, the likes of Doja Cat, Gunna, Fleet Foxes, and The Kid LAROI also appear, aiding Post on the blockbuster record.
In the UK, the star is on track for a Top Five album in the Official UK Albums Chart, coming in at No.2 in the midweek update. It would be the rapper’s fourth consecutive UK Top 10 album should it remain within the upper echelons of the chart come Friday (June 10).
Speaking to Billboard ahead of the album’s release, Post Malone shared that its original 14 songs “speak more to how I’m feeling at the moment: the ups and downs and the disarray and the bipolar aspect of being an artist in the mainstream.”
“I’ve made a lot of compromises, especially musically, but now I don’t feel like I want to anymore,” he added. “I don’t need a No. 1; that doesn’t matter to me no more, and at a point, it did.”