Hollywood’s Bleeding is the third studio album, and second to top the Billboard 200 charts, from Post Malone. This project is the follow-up to his sophomore album, beerbongs & bentleys, which was released on April 27, 2018.
On November 20, 2018, Post took to Twitter to share his hopes of releasing a project before the end of 2018, although this did not happen. As a result, he would later tweet his promise of releasing a song before the end of 2018, which he kept with the release of the album’s first single, “Wow.” on December 24, 2018. The second single, “Goodbyes,” was leaked months ahead of its release but was officially released to streaming services on July 5, 2019. On August 31, 2019, he teased the opening track of the album, while also confirming the number of tracks, via Instagram.
During his Bud Light Dive Bar Tour show in New York City on August 5, 2019, Post announced that his third album would be released in September of 2019. He also debuted the album’s third single, “Circles,” at that show. During his performance at Leeds festival in the UK on August 25, 2019, he announced that the album would be released on September 6, 2019. The album name and release date were confirmed by Dre London, Post’s manager, in an Instagram post the next day. “Circles” would officially release on August 30, 2019.
The tracklist, though incomplete at the time of its initial release (August 30, 2019), confirmed the number of tracks that would be on the album (17), along with the information that “Sunflower” would serve as one of the four songs to be released prior to the album’s release, joining “Wow,” “Goodbyes,” and “Circles.” On August 30, 2019, Post Malone shared a list of the artists who would be featured on the album on Twitter. He released the album’s full tracklist on Instagram on September 3, 2019.