Meaning of “Candy Paint” by Post Malone
The title of this song is actually a reference to Post Malone’s pimped-out 1992 Ford Explorer which has, amongst other features, “candy custom body paint”, a special type of metallic auto finish. And such is the primary focus of this song – Post Malone’s wealth.
Moreover he uses the strength of his “paper” as a foundation to brag about his superiority over others in general. For instance, the rapper references intimately exploiting someone else’s girlfriend. He also warn schemers against “crossing” him. And in all we are treated to a song which, subject-wise, is about money, women and violence. So in the regard, Post Malone has created, thematically, a standard hip-hop track.
Facts about “Candy Paint”
“Candy Paint” was originally released as part of The Fate of the Furious: The Album on 14 April 2017. Later that year, on 20 October, it was re-released under Republic Records as part of Malone’s own 2018 album, Beerbongs & Bentleys.
Since its release, this song has gone multi-platinum in Australia, Canada and the United States.
It charted around the world, peaking at number 34 on the Billboard Hot 100. On the UK Singles Charts, it climbed to number 65. It fared best in New Zealand, where it reached number 6.
Carl Rosen and Louis Bell assisted Post Malone in writing “Candy Paint”. Meanwhile he is the sole producer of the track.
Did Post Malone release “Candy Paint” as a single?
Yes. It was the second of five singles from Beerbongs & Bentleys. The other four singles from that album are: