"I'm Gonna Be" is a joyous celebration of letting loose without caring what other people think.
I do what I want, Tom Ford on the yacht, ooh Richard Mille my watch, thousand dollar Crocs, ooh They tryna tell me that it's luck You probably think I made it up
Post has talked in past interviews about his affinity for Crocs. The rapper's fandom of the much-maligned plastic footwear fits in with the song's message of having fun and living your own truth.
The uplifting track contrasts with the majority of the songs on Hollywood's Bleeding; they find Malone angry and/or depressed, usually because of friends or lovers letting him down. He told Spotify:
"I wanted to put in positivity and also the sad stuff. But, I like this record 'cause I think it's an encouragement to everyone who might be struggling with self-confidence, or whatever, to just do whatever the hell you want 'cause you're a rockstar. And just be yourself, and don't listen to anybody. And that's a message that I talk about a lot but it's something that I really believe in. 'Cause nowadays it's tough, there's a lot of people that want to bring you down, and tell you that your pants are too tight."
"Lean On" was originally sent by Major Lazer to both Rihanna and Nicki Minaj's camps as a slower reggae track. After both parties rejected the tune, Major Lazer recruited Danish singer MØ to supply vocals and recorded it themselves.