“I Like You (A Happier Song)” by Post Malone (ft. Doja Cat)
Post Malone’s “I Like You (A Happier Song)” is a love song, hip-hop style. As such, even though there appears to be genuine feelings between the two parties involved, riches play a major role in their relationship, with racks being thrown around in a way that implies this is indeed a wealthy association.
Also as relayed, Doja already has a boyfriend, and Posty, being “famous” and all, himself has access to various “h*es”. But what he rather desires is “a good girl”, i.e. someone to settle down with. And Cat too doesn’t have any qualms about him ‘stealing’ her away from her boyfriend.
So even though there are enough materialistic and outward observations being made, such as Malone noting that Doja’s “a-s is huge”, the thesis sentiment is apparently that the vocalists “just want” each other. In other words, yes, they are afforded the opportunity to travel around the world and buy each other extravagant gifts, which they do in fact capitalize on. But what they really relish is each other’s companionship.
Post Malone’s First Collaboration with Doja Cat
The featured artist on this song, Doja Cat, is, concurrent with the release of this track one of the top female rappers in the industry. And this is the first time that Doja, being from Los Angeles, has teamed up with Post Malone, who was born in Upstate New York, spent his tween years in Texas and made a name for himself musically later on, also in the City of Angels.
Release of “I Like You (A Happier Song)”
On 3 June 2022, this song came out, via Mercury Records and Republic Records, as part of Posty’s album “Twelve Carat Toothache”. This album was preceded by the singles listed below:
Posty and Doja wrote this song with three other songwriters who go by the following names:
- Billy Walsh
- Jasper Harris
- Louis Bell
Co-writers Harris and Bell are the track’s official producers.