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Post Malone Proves ‘Teamwork Makes the Dream Work’ In Snippet of Unreleased Morgan Wallen Collaboration

We are definitely on the cusp of Post Malone‘s country pivot. The “Rockstar” rapper-turned-rocker/folk-singer has been teasing his move toward a twangier sound and on Wednesday (March 20) he posted a snippet of a new song that proves he’s ready to line dance to a new tune.

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“Let’s go with the real mix this time @morganwallen,” Posty posted on Instagram of an untitled collaboration with chart-topping country singer Morgan Wallen after an unauthorized mix of the tune reportedly leaked out recently. In the accompanying 30-second video, Malone hangs by himself in a dark room while smoking a cig and swigging a beer as he vibes out to the bouncy country collab.

“It takes two to break a heart in two,” Wallen sings before Malone comes in with a soulful, “Baby you blame me, and baby I’ll blame you” over banjo and spare drum kicks on the mid-tempo tune. “I had some help, it ain’t like I can make this kind of mess all by myself,” the men sing together on the rousing chorus. “Don’t act like you ain’t help me pull that bottle off the shelf/ If you couldn’t tell they say teamwork makes the dream work/ Hell I had some help.”

In the video Malone seems to be overjoyed at the sound of the track, smiling, shaking his head and slapping his leg as he blasts the song from his phone. Among the comments on the post was one from Malone’s label, Republic Records, which read, “We are so ready!!! [crying laughing emoji].”

Malone has been doing a long, slow tease of his country era, including a post last week featuring a brief snippet of a new collaboration with Luke Combs. Again with one of his ubiquitous smokes in hand, Malone energetically plays air drums and shakes his head as he sings along to a song that appears to be titled “Ain’t Got a Guy For That.”

Malone — who has long favored bedazzled Nudie-style Nashville suits alongside his avowed love of old school country singers like Hank Williams — has increasingly been leaning into his pedal steel proclivities. His forays include making his first Country Airplay chart appearance last year on a “duet” version of Joe Diffie’s “Pickup Man”, which debuted at No. 54 just after Malone teamed up with Wallen and HARDY to play the song at the 2023 CMA Awards; the track will appear on HARDY’s upcoming Hixtape Vol. 3: Difftape, due out on March 29.

He’s also recently posted covers of songs by Sturgill Simpson (“You Can Have the Crown“), paid tribute to late country icon Toby Keith, shared pics of him hanging with Combs in the studio and teased a snippet of a tear-in-yer-beer acoustic ballad called “Missing You Like This.”

At press time Malone — who can now be seen in the Jake Gyllenhaal Road House remake on Amazon Prime — had not officially announced a full country project and no additional information was available on the Wallen tune. He will, however, definitely appear on the upcoming Taylor Swift album The Tortured Poets Department (April 19) on the opening track, “Fortnight.”

Watch Malone jamming out to his Wallen collab below.

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