Post Malone Covers Kanye West’s “Heartless”

blame it on Patrick Glynn November 19, 2015

Post Malone stopped by BBC Radio 1’s studios Thursday, and during the live performance the artist usually goes through during their stop, the crooner/rapper from Texas covered Kanye West’s “Heartless.”

Post performs a stripped-down version of the tune, one that would sound familiar if you search “kanye west heartless cover” on YouTube. When the hook rolls around, there is a wavering sound in Post’s voice, and there’s hints that dude can actually kind of sing while the verses sound just as good as if you or I would sing — and that’s more of a nod the simplicity of the vocal range Kanye uses in the song —  though Post sings it with a decent deal of emotion.

This is going to get mixed reviews, but I don’t mind it. I’m not running it back immediately, but it’s a nice ode to the man who is set to launch his career to bigger platforms (with “Fade“). Listen to the cover below.