Lyrically, Post Malone’s Latest Song “Psycho” has Multiple Meanings
After surprising his fans with “White Iverson”, “Rockstar”, and “Rockstar”, Hip Hop superstar Post Malone teams up with Taylor Gang’s very best Ty Dolla $ign for his third single coming from his second studio album “Beerbongs & Bentleys.”
Penned down by Ty Dolla Sign, Post Malone and Louis Bell, the song discusses Malone`s lifestyle and his fame that also brought him some negative parts. Lyrically, the song has multiple meanings. The track debuts with the chorus while the rapper claims that his `AP is going psycho` which can be a reference to Audemars Piguet Swiss luxury watch or to the `action points’ from the video game Fallout. `Psycho` is an injectable drug that adds action points in the game which makes the second interpretation more plausible since the music video also seems inspired by the video game.
In the same manner, the next words coming from Post Malone make a reference to Michael Jackson’s album `Bad` or to the fictional character Michael Myers, a `psychopath` serial killer. Malone also sings about the luxuries this life has earned him, which can be the only reason why people want to befriend him. In the same manner, the rapper also remembers when he made his first million dollars and how easily he can make 30 bands ($30K) just by making his appearance at a club or a venue. Ending the first verse, Malone hints that he’s quite successful with the ladies as well.
In verse two, Ty Dolla $ign co-signs Malone’s theory about fame and success. Just like the “White Iverson” rapper, Ty Dolla says that he loves riding his old school Chevy while enjoying the best that life has to offer. In addition to everything that Malone benefits from, Ty Dolla says that he’s well connected in the fashion world (“Dial up Valentino, we gon’ hit Pico”) and that he also benefits from the best weed wherever he goes. No to mention the love he gets from the ladies and the ability to transform someone’s life overnight if he puts his mind to it.
Overall, the song talks about the perks of being famous and living the fast life. But on the low, the song also questions the state of mind of both rappers due to the same reasons mentioned above. Pretty much a perk can also be a sin to carry despite what we, the regular people, think it means.