Tag Archives: Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye

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.

The Weeknd reunites with Cashmere Cat for new album “Starboy”

21 Nov

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The Weeknd has reunited with Cashmere Cat for his upcoming third album.

“The Weeknd’s new album out on November 25, with 4 songs produced by me,” the Norwegian electronic musician posted on Twitter.

The pair previously teamed up on Cashmere Cat’s single “Wild Love,” which is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Cashmere Cat’s production resume boasts further works with Tinashe (“All Hands on Deck”), Miguel (“Going to Hell”), Charli XCX (“Red Balloon”), Ariana Grande (“Be My Baby”) and Britney Spears (“Just Luv Me”).

Meanwhile, The Weeknd will release his next studio collection “Starboy” – featuring singles “I Felt It Coming,” “False Alarm” and “Party Monster” – on November 25 via XO / Republic Records.

The follow-up to 2015’s “Beauty Behind the Madness” delivers additional alliances with Belly, Doc McKinney, Ben Billions, Cirkut, Benny Blanco, Savan Kotecha, Billy Walsh, and Stephan Moccio.

Listen to the audio clip for “Wild Love” below.

The Weeknd unwraps new album “Starboy” tracklisting

18 Nov

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The Weeknd has unwrapped the tracklisting for his upcoming third album.

The Canadian singer-songwriter – real name Abel Tesfaye – will release “Starboy” on November 25 via XO / Republic Records.

Current single “False Alarm” was co-written by Ahmad “Belly” Balshe (Ariana Grande), Martin “Doc” McKinney (Drake), Henry “Cirkut” Walter (Katy Perry) and Benjamin “Ben Billion$” Diehl (BANKS).

Other musicians backing The Weeknd on the follow-up to 2015’s “Beauty Behind the Madness” are Benny Blanco (Ed Sheeran), Savan Kotecha (Tori Kelly), Billy Walsh (Alicia Keys) and Stephan Moccio (John Legend).

The keenly-awaited collection also delivers guest appearances from Lana Del Rey (“Party Monster”), Kendrick Lamar (“Sidewalks”), Future (“All I Know”) and Daft Punk (“I Felt it Coming”).

Peep the tracklisting for “Starboy” below.

(1) Starboy / (2) Party Monster / (3) False Alarm / (4) Reminder / (5) Rockin’ / (6) Secrets / (7) True Colors / (8) Starboy (Interlude) / (9) Sidewalks / (10) Six Feet Under / (11) Love to Lay / (12) A Lonely Night / (13) Attention / (14) Ordinary Life / (15) Nothing Without You / (16) All I know / (17) Die for You / (18) I Felt it Coming

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The Weeknd premieres “False Alarm” music video

13 Oct

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

The Canadian singer-songwriter – real name Abel Tesfaye – posted the visual clip for “False Alarm” to his Vevo channel on Thursday (October 13, 2016).

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

The track was also co-written by The Weeknd alongside Ahmad “Belly” Balshe, Doc McKinney, Emanuel Nickerson, Henry “Cirkut” Walter and Benjamin “Ben Billion$” Diehl.

As mentioned in earlier posts, The Weeknd’s third studio collection “Starboy” is scheduled to arrive on November 25 via XO / Republic Records.

The keenly-awaited project follows 2015’s “Beauty Behind the Madness,” which debuted topped the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Can’t Feel My Face,” “In the Night” and “The Hills.”

Watch the music video for “False Alarm” below.