The Weeknd has shared the full version of his latest single “Blinding Lights,” the singer’s second new song of the week.
The singer born Abel Tesfaye previously unveiled a minute-long teaser and a brief vocal snippet for the synth-heavy track, which soundtracks a new Mercedes-Benz ad; the singer has partnered with the automobile giant to serve as creative director for a new global campaign tied to the track. On Friday, the Weeknd dropped the complete three-minute version of the new wave banger.
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On Wednesday, the Weeknd released “Heartless,” Tesfaye’s first new solo song since his My Dear Melancholy EP arrived in March 2018. “Tonight we start a brain melting psychotic chapter let’s go,” he tweeted Tuesday before “Heartless” arrived.
The Weeknd will perform both “Heartless” and “Blinding Lights” during a two-night visit to The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on December 5th and 6th.
While the Weeknd hasn’t shared details about a new album, the follow-up to 2016’s Starboy, the Safdie brothers, who recently directed Tesfaye in Uncut Gems, tweeted of the Weeknd’s upcoming LP, “This whole album is like plugging into a degenerate HIFI system at a club at 5am. Love it,” which the Weeknd retweeted.
The Weeknd has also updated his online shop to include 7″ and CD singles of “Heartless” and ‘Blinding Lights.”
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