The song “Sunflower” broke all records when it was released. It maintained its position in the top 10 Hip-hop/ R&B songs for 45 weeks in a row. Post Malone and Swae used the sunflower analogy, which widely resonated with the listeners.
In an artistic sense, sunflowers symbolize devotion and longing for someone. They are a sign of elegance with beautiful features that do not fade. However, in the song, the Sunflower represents a girl who stays with her lover despite feeling unloved or as an equal in the relationship.
How to Download Post Malone, Swae Lee – Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)
You can download the whole Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse soundtrack from Apple Music or Amazon. Sunflowe is one of the songs on the tracklist.
The Song Review
Sunflower by Post Malone, Swae Lee – the Lyrics
Sunflowers are notorious for absorbing nutrients quickly, weakening the soil. The artists Swae and Post use this as an analogy to Miles’ identity crises. Miles intends to stay together through the thick and thin. The lyrics in the intro represent loyalty, regardless of the mistreatment she has experienced from the start.
Swae portrays the girl as a troublemaker in the first verse. He says she is an attention seeker and a quitter when things do not go her way. Yet, Lee tries to help Miles even when she screams at him and has a mental breakdown. Swae compares her to sunflower for loving him undeservingly because, unfortunately, he cannot bring himself to love her the same.
The second verse is sung by Post Malone, who is battling his own battles. The lyrics portray an unattached physical relationship that becomes complicated each time he calls it quits. He and the partner were hurt, which was not the intention. He wishes to be with her for the easy stuff but distant himself when matters become complex.
Like the first verse and the co-artist, he does not feel the same about his partner. Unfortunately, whenever he decides to step out of her life, Post Malone is sucked back into it due to lust. He does not trust her but stays with her, purposely experiencing hurt and pain.
Sunflower by Post Malone, Swae Lee – the Video
The song is an animator’s dream with a perfect color scheme and smooth rendition. The protagonist is a school-going boy who dreams of living an adventurous life. We see him getting ready for school, admiring the cityscape, and jumping in city streets for adrenaline.
He also likes a girl in his class but is unsure how to express his feelings. He makes short conversations to keep her engaged. However, with the rushed speed, the character is always tired. During the midway mark, we realize he is leading a double life.
The boy is actually Spiderman, who bears the responsibility of protecting the city residents. He develops from an unsure boy to a secure lad, knowing which steps to conquer and where to accept defeat.
We see him being chased by a witch on the motorcycle and even the police. The people in the city do not know of his identity yet look up to him to save the city from criminals and robbers while he balances his personal life.
The lyrics are displayed throughout the music video in comic book bubbles, with words appearing to match the lyrics. The rendition uses flip cards to match the lyrics in a sophisticated manner that do not take away from the primary story plot.
What Is the Song About?
The artists portray the protagonists in a constant struggle for love and company. However, that is as far as the relationship will go. As portrayed in the video, the girl is significantly interested in Spiderman.
Yet, he cannot even define his feelings. Despite the uneven exchange, the girl decides to stay and assist Spiderman to cleanse the city of villains. It is almost as if the girl has accepted her fate and does not wish to think of a second option.