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The Weeknd premieres music video for new single “Heartless”

4 Dec

The Weeknd has premiered the music video for his new single online.

The Anton Tammi-directed clip for “Heartless” was posted to the Canadian artist’s Vevo channel on Tuesday (03 December 2019).

The track was written by The Weeknd alongside Andre “Dre Moon” Proctor (Teyana Taylor, Jennifer Lopez), Carlo “Illangelo” Montagnese (Alicia Keys, Majid Jordan) and Leland “Metro Boomin” Wayne (Tinashe, Dua Lipa).

As mentioned in various media outlets, The Weeknd’s upcoming, and currently untitled, fourth studio album – featuring next single “Blinding Lights” – is expected to arrive later this year via Republic Records.

The highly-anticipated project serves as the follow-up to 2016’s “Starboy,” which topped the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned four singles in the shape of “Starboy,” “I Feel It Coming,” “Party Monster” and “Reminder.”

Watch the music video for “Heartless” below.

The Weeknd releases new single “Heartless”

27 Nov

Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer Abel Tesfaye (known professionally as The Weeknd) has released his new single online.

“Heartless” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was written by The Weeknd alongside Andre “Dre Moon” Proctor (Teyana Taylor, Jennifer Lopez), Carlo “Illangelo” Montagnese (Alicia Keys, Majid Jordan) and Leland “Metro Boomin” Wayne (Tinashe, Dua Lipa).

As mentioned in various media outlets, The Weeknd’s upcoming, and currently untitled, fourth studio album – featuring next single “Blinding Lights” – is expected to arrive later this year via Republic Records.

The highly-anticipated project serves as the follow-up to 2016’s “Starboy,” which topped the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned four singles in the shape of “Starboy,” “I Feel It Coming,” “Party Monster” and “Reminder.”

Stream the audio clip for “Heartless” below.

 

The Weeknd unleashes new mini-album “My Dear Melancholy”

30 Mar

Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer The Weeknd (born Abel Tesfaye) has unleashed a new mini-album online.

“My Dear Melancholy” – featuring six new songs in the shape of “Call Out My Name,” “Try Me,” “Wasted Times,” “I Was Never There,” “Hurt” and “Privilege” – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

The follow-up to 2016’s “Starboy” also delivers contributions from Cirkut, DaHeala, Frank Dukes, Starrah, Gesaffelstein, Mike Will Made-It, Marz, Skrillex, Nicholas Jaar, Belly, and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo.

Stream “My Dear Melancholy” below.

Halsey liberates new single “Eyes Closed”

6 May

American singer/songwriter Ashley Frangipane, professionally known as Halsey, has released her new promotional single online.

“Eyes Closed” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Halsey alongside Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye, whose other credits include Beyonce’s “6 Inch,” Rihanna’s “Woo,” Lana Del Rey’s “Lust for Life,” Ariana Grande’s “Love Me Harder,” and Drake’s “Crew Love.”

Production duties on “Eyes Closed” were handled by Benjamin “Benny Blanco” Levin (Ciara, Ed Sheeran), Magnus “Cashmere Cat” Hoiberg (Kacy Hill, Jhene Aiko) and Nathan “Happy” Perez (Miguel, Frank Ocean).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Halsey’s upcoming sophomore studio collection “Hopeless Fountain Kingdom” – featuring previous single “Now or Never” – will arrive on June 2 via Astralwerks / Capitol Records.

The follow-up to 2015’s “Badlands” delivers additional alliances with Christoper Braide (Jessie Reyez), Lido (ASAP Ferg), Sia (Beyonce), Ricky Reed (Jason Derulo), Starrah (Nicki Minaj), Dan Wilson (Adele), Greg Kurstin (Kylie Minogue), Justin Tranter (Betty Who), and AMMO (Jessie J).

Listen to the audio clip for “Eyes Closed” below.

Halsey unwraps tracklisting for sophomore album “Hopeless Fountain Kingdom”

29 Apr

American singer/songwriter Halsey – born Ashley Frangipane – has unwrapped the trackliting for her upcoming sophomore album “Hopeless Fountain Kingdom,” out on June 2 via Astralwerks / Capitol Records.

Current single “Now or Never” – which was co-written by Starrah and collectively produced by Benny Blanco, Happy Perez, and Cashmere Cat – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2015’s “Badlands” delivers additional alliances with Lido (Ariana Grande), Christopher Braide (Lana Del Rey), Sia Furler (Labrinth), Ricky Reed (Kesha), Dan Wilson (Noah Cyrus), Greg Kurstin (Beyonce), Justin Tranter (Selena Gomez), Rogét Chahayed (Kendrick Lamar), The Weeknd (Rihanna) and AMMO (Jason Derulo).

See the tracklisting for “Hopeless Fountain Kingdom” below.

(1) The Prologue / (2) 100 Letters / (3) Eyes Closed / (4) Heaven in Hiding / (5) Alone / (6) Now or Never / (7) Sorry / (8) Good Morning / (9) Lie / (10) Walls Could Talk / (11) Bad at Love / (12) Don’t Play / (13) Strangers / (14) Angel on Fire / (15) Devil in Me / (16) Hopeless

Listen to the audio clip for “Now or Never” below.

Lana Del Rey unleashes new single “Lust for Life”

19 Apr

Lana Del Rey has unleashed her new single online.

“Lust for Life” – featuring Canadian singer, songwriter and record producer The Weeknd – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Max Martin, born Martin Sandberg, whose recent credits include Katy Perry’s “Chained to the Rhythm,” Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” Ariana Grande’s “Side to Side,” and Nick Jonas’ “Under You.”

Production duties on “Lust for Life” were collectively handled by Del Rey alongside Rick Nowels (FKA twigs, Charli XCX), Kieron Menzies (Nelly Furtado, John Legend) and Dean Reid (Lykke Li, Marina Diamandis).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Del Rey’s upcoming album of the same name – featuring previous single “Love” – will arrive later this year via Interscope Records (US) and Polydor Records (UK).

The follow-up to 2015’S “Honeymoon” delivers further alliances with Benny Blanco (Ed Sheeran), John Hill (Rihanna), Emile Haynie (Bruno Mars), Jeff Bhasker (Alicia Keys), Mark Ronson (Lily Allen) and Justin Parker (Ellie Goulding).

Stream “Lust for Life” below.

The Weeknd releases new album “Starboy”

25 Nov

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The Weeknd has released his third studio collection online.

“Starboy” – featuring singles “False Alarm,” “Party Monster” and “I Feel it Coming” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2014’s “Beauty Behind the Madness” reunites The Weeknd – real name Abel Tesfaye – with Doc McKinney, Cirkut, Ben Billions, Belly, DaHeala, Lana Del Rey, Savan Kotecha, Ali Payami, Peter Svensson, Max Martin, Labrinth, Cashmere Cat, Benny Blanco, and Diplo.

Other album contributors include Billy Walsh, Dan Wilson, Frank Dukes, Jake One, Emmanuel Nickerson, Dylan Wiggins, Metro Boomin, Prince 85, Sir Dylan, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Kendrick Lamar, Future, and Daft Punk.

Listen to “Starboy” in its entirety below.