By Maxim Mower
Post Malone has seemingly taken another step towards his long-awaited country album, as he joined the Joe Rogan Experience podcast to chat about his love for traditional-leaning country music.
As part of the almost five-hour discussion, Posty asked Joe Rogan what kind of music he listens to, before the conversation quickly moved onto their mutual appreciation of modern country.
After Joe Rogan name-checked Zach Bryan, Jelly Roll and Sturgill Simpson as three of his favourite artists in country music at the moment, Post Malone responded, “It's Sturgill [Simpson], Tyler [Childers] and Colter [Wall], right now, for me”.
Joe then mentioned that he's been trying to get Colter to come on the podcast, before Posty shared his own story about how difficult the Saskatchewan crooner is to reach, “I hit up Colter, I was like, ‘Hey man, you wanna come, like, jam out some time? Like, let's make a song’. And he was like, ‘You can come make a song...on the ranch’.”
Despite Colter Wall's apparent unwillingness to venture too far away from his beloved Canadian home, Post Malone - thankfully - appears undeterred in his mission to write with Colter, “I was like, ‘Okay, cool, amazing’. I'm gonna make it up one of these days”.
The ‘rockstar’ hitmaker sang Colter Wall's praises, drawing attention to his distinctive, gravelly voice. Posty joked, “He came out of the womb smoking a fucking cigarette. And it was...the coolest shit”, before stressing “how rich his voice is...it's insane”.
After listening to a clip of Colter Wall's hauntingly atmospheric 2017 track, ‘Kate McCannon’, Post Malone doubled-down on his penchant for a classic, retro-inspired country sound, “It's the old-school production, the old-school voice...I find, like, a lot of the time in country now, it's very over-produced, and so what I love about like Colter and Tyler...is it's just, like, kind of more traditional”.
Nonetheless, it looks like the New York megastar also has a soft spot for some of the biggest hitters in mainstream country, championing the witty lyrical tags in both George Strait's ‘Ocean Front Property’ and Luke Combs’ ‘When It Rains It Pours’.
Post Malone recently dropped his new album, AUSTIN, which explores a more stripped-back, instrumentation-oriented sound compared to his previous material, while still incorporating the addictive hooks that have always pervaded Posty's impressive discography.
It's been widely known for some time now that Posty is a country music aficionado, and fans are still clamouring for the genre-blending maverick to venture into the genre.
Jelly Roll has expressed his desire to collaborate with Post Malone in the past, and we're keeping our fingers crossed it won't be too long before Posty dips his toes into the country music waters.
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