The genre-bending artist took time from poppin' pillies and making hip-hop hits to debut a moody new track titled "Stay" from his forthcoming album, Beerbongs & Bentleys.
Fans at a Nashville stop on his Bud Light Dive Bar tour heard it first, but you can watch it in the video above.
Accompanied by a black acoustic guitar, Malone's emo-tinged breakup ballad was enhanced by a synth effect laid over his vocals.
"Every time we make up the truth is faded/ Everybody's blind when the view's amazing/ Damn, who are we right now?/ Can we have a little conversation/ Figure it out with no intoxication."
Casual listeners might be surprised to hear that his voice pairs so well with an acoustic guitar, but die-hard Post fans will see "Stay" as a natural progression.
Just take a look at his recent live acoustic tribute to Nirvana's rock radio staple, "All Apologies."
That said, he does his own thing really well. His latest single, "Psycho" featuring Ty Dolla Sign, is a perfect soundtrack for your next smoke sesh.
We'll see what other surprises Malone has in store Beerbongs & Bentleys drops April 27. Until then, enjoy his full Nashville set below: