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Walker adds her signature, buttery smooth vocals to the groove-laden track, offering a female perspective to the “Blinding Lights” singer’s song about a casual hookup that unintentionally transforms into something deeper. “Tryna turn the time back/Keep it as a friendship, we already tried that,” she sings. “When you gonna face it?/We’re on the other side/Know too much already.”
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The Weeknd, real name Abel Tesfaye, previously teased the collaboration, proclaiming that Walker “fucking crushed it” in a tweet earlier this week.
The “Best Friend” remix marks the first time the Weeknd and Walker have appeared on a track together. It’s the latest Dawn FM song to get the remix treatment in recent weeks, following Sebastian Ingrosso and Salvatore Ganacci’s take on “How Do I Make You Love Me?,” Kaytranada’s version of “Out of Time,” Mike Dean’s remix of “Starry Eyes,” and Oneohtrix Point Never’s “Dawn FM.”
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