One Right Now
by Post Malone (featuring The Weeknd)

Album: yet to be titled (2021)
Charted: 20 6
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  • This synthy collaboration between Post Malone and The Weeknd finds both artists addressing a cheating girl.
  • The song opens with The Weeknd's chorus. He tells the two-timing woman that when he found out she'd been unfaithful, he got upset. Now he's moved on and has one lover with him "right now" and another on the way.

    Malone takes the first verse where he claims - somewhat unconvincingly - he's over her betrayal.

    The Weeknd's vengeful verse finds him demanding the girl leave him alone. He tells her she's a stain on his legacy, so he's cutting her out of his life.
  • Malone and The Weeknd wrote the song with Malone's frequent collaborators Louis Bell, Brian Lee, and Billy Walsh, plus Dre London and Andrew Bolooki.
  • Malone released the song as the first single from his fourth studio album. Louis Bell, Brian Lee, and Andrew Bolooki's production shifts away from the Malone's usual atmospheric pop-rap towards The Weeknd's '80s electro-pop instrumentation.
  • The Tanu Muino-directed video finds a shades-donning Abel Tesfaye and an all-white Post Malone embroiled in separate shooting sprees. They eventually meet up and fire their guns at each other at the same time with deadly consequences.


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