Post Malone debuts his new single “Sunflower” featuring Swae Lee, the first song released off the Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse soundtrack. Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse is an animated superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Miles Morales/Spider-Man, and is set in a shared multiverse called the Spider-Verse which features different alternate universes. In the film due to the multiple universes, Miles Morales becomes one of many Spider-Men and women.
On October 1st, Post was on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to chat about & give a demo of the unreleased song which sent fans whirling with excitement for the single to drop. Since the single dropped on October 18, listeners have been dissecting the lyrics to find it’s meaning. Post has yet to confirm the real meaning behind “Sunflower”, however, a few things can be skepticized when digging into the lyrics. Sunflowers symbolize longevity, loyalty, positivity, and strength. This resilient yellow-hued flower can flourish in environments where other plants may not.
In his verse, Post recounts having to leave his love interest behind due to touring life & pursuing his music, at the risk of losing their relationship. She remains with him despite his leaving, but it sounds like the relationship takes a turn for the worst as she begins to become upset that he’s always gone.
“Every time I’m leavin’ on ya, you don’t make it easy, no, no
Wish I could be there for ya, give me a reason to go
Every time I’m walkin’ out, I can hear you tellin’ me to turn around
Fightin’ for my trust and you won’t back down
Even if we gotta risk it all right now, oh
I know you’re scared of the unknown
You don’t wanna be alone
I know I always come and go
But it’s out of my control”
Along with the single, an animated music video with the lyrics implemented dropped on YouTube. The visuals are presumably pulled from the Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse film and features Miles Morales running around the city both as Spider-Man and himself, seeming to symbolize the coming & going that the lyrics portray. The lyrics to the song are placed beautifully in the background of the film & fit perfectly with the music.
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse is scheduled for release on December 14, 2018.
Listen to Post Malone’s newest album “Beerbongs & Bentleys” available on all platforms.