The rapper’s love for the Seattle indie band is well documented. In 2015, he tweeted: “if you don’t like flee foxes then fuck you.” Later that same year, he added: “fleet foxes is the only group that i love every single song of.”
Now, speaking in a new interview, Pecknold talked about his relationship with Posty and how he almost featured on Fleet Foxes’ latest album.
“He’ll text me every once in a while and it’s always a really fun thing to receive,” Pecknold said on Radio.com’s New Arrivals show earlier this week. “To have that pop up in my iMessages, it always feels like a glitch in the Matrix or something.”
if you don't like flee foxes then fuck you
— Posty (@PostMalone) April 19, 2015
He continued: “He came by the studio for one day while we were working in LA and listened to stuff and was super supportive. We didn’t get together in time because I wanted to get the album out quickly, but I did ask him to be on it. He was down but we just didn’t end up having time.”
“He’s a super sweet guy, he’s a real gentleman, and he’s probably the best melody writer in the business right now. I think. And by some glitch in the Matrix we have a casual friendship.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Pecknold added that his favourite Post Malone tracks are ‘Circles’ and “that Spider-Man song”.
The clip is directed by Sean Pecknold, the brother of frontman Robin Pecknold, who previously directed videos for ‘Can I Believe You’, ‘Grown Ocean’ and ‘The Shrine/An Argument’.
Meanwhile, Producer Andrew Watt has marked his 30th birthday by hosting what he describes as the best jam session of all time – featuring the likes of Post Malone, Foo Fighters‘ Taylor Hawkins, Metallica‘s Rob Trujillo and Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ Chad Smith.