That red suit is gone, thankfully — but The Weeknd is back.
After the pandemic saw the pop superstar’s “After Hours” epoch dominate with deed singles “Heartless,” “Blinding Lights,” “In Your Eyes” and “Save Your Tears” — arsenic good arsenic a small gig astatine the Super Bowl halftime show successful February — the enigmatic creator has hung up his crimson costume and is moving connected to a caller signifier with “Moth to a Flame,” the 31-year-old artist’s caller collaboration with labelmates Swedish House Mafia.
The caller video for the opus — dropped overnight — has already racked up much than 1 cardinal views successful 9 hours connected YouTube arsenic of Friday morning.
With its melodramatic keyboards and The Weeknd’s signature moodiness, “Moth to a Flame” sounds much similar 1 of his songs than a Swedish House Mafia one. Although the physics creation euphony trio injects a throbbing pulse into the track, it ne'er rather takes disconnected into maximum nine banger territory.
There’s nary highest after-hours payoff here.
Still, “Moth to a Flame” volition pull plentifulness of fans of The Weekend adjacent if it doesn’t instrumentality you each the mode to the creation level — and the benignant of nine euphoria you mightiness expect from the Swedish squad.
In tandem with the azygous merchandise connected Friday, The Weeknd and Swedish House Mafia dropped a video that looks similar immoderate benignant of Calvin Klein ad. Even if you won’t recognize what the hellhole it each means, there’s a sexy allure to it each — adjacent with The Weekend hardly recognizable down acheronian glasses and a puffy jacket. And props to SWM for wearing pandemic-appropriate masks.
“Moth to a Flame” previews Swedish House Mafia’s upcoming medium “Paradise,” owed for merchandise successful aboriginal 2022. And they volition travel that up with a mega circuit that volition deed MetLife Stadium connected Aug. 3, 2022.
Meanwhile, The Weeknd is following successful the humanitarian footsteps of caller pal Angelia Jolie by joining the United Nation’s World Food Programme arsenic a Goodwill Ambassador.
“The UN World Food Programme is doing urgent and important enactment to alteration and prevention lives connected a regular ground and I consciousness passionate astir addressing satellite hunger and helping radical successful need,” the “Can’t Feel My Face” vocalist said portion accepting the presumption astatine a peculiar ceremonial successful Los Angels connected Thursday, according to a statement.