“One Right Now” by Post Malone & The Weeknd

To understand the title of this song (“One Right Now”), the main points of the featured narrative must first be revealed. For starters, the vocalist is addressing someone whom we can safely presume would currently be his ex. Yet, he is still in his feelings. 

And that would be because, most simply put, she cheated on him, and he has yet to get over the associated pain. But in the meantime, this being the likes of The Weeknd and all, he has promptly proceeded to go about getting involved with other chicks. In fact he taunts his ex, the addressee, by letting her know that “one” of such individuals is on her way over to his place “right now”.

And so it is with the tone of the verses, as held down by Post Malone. It’s more than obvious that, as a premise, he is heartbroken. But apparently, he’s not the type to be reduced to tears upon discovering the woman he loves is being unfaithful.

So in the first verse for instance, the vocalist goes about illustrating how he treated the addressee so well only to be slapped in the face, if you will, by her infidelity. And the second verse is dedicated to Posty basically exclaiming that there is no chance for the two of them getting back together, ever. So again, whereas the homey may come off as being cruel, anyone who has actually been through such a situation would recognize that he’s been emotionally exposed by this ordeal also.

New Face

One interesting aspect of the lyrics is that in the chorus, The Weeknd sorta implies that the addressee actually told him she slept with someone else, not that he discovered such through private investigation or what have you. And another noteworthy instance is when, in the first verse, Post Malone claims that he “bought” the addressee “a new face”. And the reason that’s an intriguing statement is because it seems that as of late hip-hop has stood as the genre of music most accepting of plastic surgery, etc.

Lyrics to “One Right Now”

Facts about “One Right Now”

“One Right Now” stands as the first instance of The Weeknd, a singer from Canada and Post Malone, a primarily hip-hop artist from L.A., teaming up. At the release of this track on 5 November 2021 , both vocalists can be considered A listers and in the case of the former, A+ even.

Both vocalists are given songwriting credit, as are the track’s producers, Louis Bell, Brian Lee and Andrew Bolooki. And the other writers of “One Right Now” are Dre London and Billy Walsh.

Although The Weeknd and Malone are giving equal billing on this song, it can be considered more of a Posty. Indeed Malone hasn’t dropped any sort of album whatsoever since 2019’s “Hollywood’s Bleeding”, which was a major success.

The music video to this track is directed by Tanu Muino.

Posty and Abel got to teasing this song a few days before its release.

One Right Now

9 Responses

  1. Apriljlovers says:

    Maybe it’s about Angelina Jolie I mean you never really know

  2. Anonymous says:

    I like it,I wish I had him.I would treat him good!

  3. G.V. says:

    I don’t get the video. What’s with the gangsta shooting and all the blood with “Matrix” like choreography and black suits?

    • Jake says:


      Due to all the destruction and violence I think it’s a metaphor for what’s going on on the inside. A desire to show one’s rage and pain. In the final scene when both post and Able shot each other, I think this shows that getting even doesn’t actually put inner demons to rest, one still deals with all that happened. In the attempt to “get even” or lash out you only strengthen the pain.

  4. Yours Truly says:

    this song is so relatable.

  5. lauxinne says:

    wow that’s a great comprehension

  6. Retrobros says:

    I think what’s really happening in the song is possiby is whats happening to me in my life. Honestly :.(

    His first two verses read perfectly like my life. My eyes rain down as I even write this. I gave someone a baby that I was told was their dream. I never felt I’d lose everything, my family. My world shattered when I found I was betrayed and the depth is incomprehensible for anyone else to try, there was so much damage, everyone was the villain. I was commited to a new begining for always.

    When the song goes ‘But I got over what you did already,’ he’s lying inside. He’s couldn’t write this outside himself, much like I write here.. trapped in a sadness .. fighting feelings .. trying to get someone to hear .. if ever there was a things as fate .. I hope it finds me, where I am whole.

    The chorus goes.. So he says ‘you loved me but you don’t care.’ He understands she already cheated. He’s devastated. Why he is saying ‘you don’t care ‘ isn’t simply cause she doesn’t- its because she’s lying to him while betraying him telling him every time they speak in the final weeks that she loves him still…it is the most despair you can feel in your life…it tortures your soul hearing it.. makes you resent them but still..you have a child with them so you try and let it go. The weight of it still exists in the chest..it’s pain.

    He writes ‘I punched the wall he fucked you on.’ I broke my hand doing the same for the same reason. It destroys you inside. Anger. Saddness..sadness.

    He writes I got ‘one coming over and one right now.’ He’s trying to feel proud by sleeping with other women to get over the pain. But he finds that he doesn’t love them. For him it’s a melt down. He hates himself for sleeping with other women when he feels he’d of rather been with his ex.. hes trapped inside..He still isnt over the past.

    The last verse. He hates her. But he loves her. He hates himself. He hates the lover. He hates his existence. They can’t be friends. But they have a child. If he could go anywhere else in this world he would. Bit he can’t. He feels trapped. In an existence of sadness. Pain. Regret. Mourning

    That’s how I felt the interpretation was meant to convey. Everyone who values love. And wanting to keep it. Wanting to keep your dreams..

    I write this in an Infinite sea of words. This is my message in a bottle. destiny

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