The Weeknd releases new ‘Blinding Lights’ music video, performs live on Jimmy Kimmel [Watch]

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The Weeknd’s saga continues in the sequel to his “Heartless” music video in the crooner’s follow-up single, “Blinding Lights.” Following the aftermath of his Las Vegas escapades in a the “Heartless” video, the new Anton Tammi-directed visual for “Blinding Lights,” finds The Weeknd taking a joyride through the city before meeting his maker.

“Heartless” peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard charts while “Blinding Lights” peaked at No. 11, with nearly double the streams from its predecessor on Spotify.

The Canadian R&B heymaker’s new project suggests vastly contrasting images of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde proportions. Another peek into the upcoming LP was offered by the reuniting Neptunes, noting in a recent interview with with Clash that the duo had linked with The Weeknd in the studio. The Weeknd also took his new visual for “Blinding Lights” to Jimmy Kimmel Live!—see the new music video and live performance below.

Watch The Weeknd’s Bloody, Theatrical Kimmel Performance

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The-Weeknd-on-KimmelUncut Gems star the Weeknd hasn’t announced any plans to release a new album anytime soon. But the Weeknd does have two new singles, one of which hit #1 back in the pre-Roddy Ricch era. When he’s been promoting those two songs on late-night shows, the Weeknd has been … More »

The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights” Video

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The WeekndThe Weeknd debuted his pulse-pounding ’80s synth-pop pastiche “Blinding Lights” — one of the best pop songs of 2019 — with a longform Mercedes ad, and he gave the song a visually memorable performance on Colbert. Now the track has an official music video too. More »

The Top 40 Pop Songs Of 2019

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The Top 40 Pop Songs Of 2019The year is almost over, and the lists are abundant. This one is called The Top 40 Pop Songs Of 2019, which is a double entendre, see? … More »

Dancing Astronaut’s Top Tracks of 2019

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2019 has been a remarkable year for new music.

The past twelve months brought with them a collection of highly anticipated LPs: Madeon‘s Good Faith, Avicii‘s posthumous Tim, Gesaffelstein‘s Hyperion, Illenium‘s ASCEND, along with a Flume mixtape. Notable collaborations like REZZ and Malaa‘s “Criminals,” Seven Lions, Wooli, Trivecta, and Nevve‘s “Island,” and GRiZ and Subtronics‘ “Griztronics” hit the airwaves in blazes of glory. Supergroups like Dog Blood (Skrillex and Boys Noize) and Get Real (Claude VonStroke and Green Velvet) showcased the power of doubling up on brainpower. And, of course, countless singles had us hitting repeat more times than were calculable: Dillon Francis‘ “Still Not Butter,” i_o‘s “House of God,” Habstrakt‘s “De la Street,” Alesso‘s “Progresso,” and so many more.

In no particular order, we present a 30-track collection of our favorite songs of the year, chosen by DA writers and editors.

The Weeknd Scores His Fourth #1 Hit With “Heartless”

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The Weeknd has scored his fourth #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 as his new single “Heartless” moved up from #32 on last week’s list, which was only based on two days worth of streaming. His other single, “Blinding Lights,” which was released a few days after “Heartless,” debuted at … More »

Watch The Weeknd Sing “Blinding Lights” On Colbert

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weekndLast week, the Weeknd released two new songs, “Heartless” and “Blinding Lights.” Two nights ago, he performed the former on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert while wandering through the studio in one long take. And last night, he performed “Blinding Lights,” the superior new Weeknd song, … More »

Watch The Weeknd Sing “Heartless” While Wandering Through The Colbert Studio

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The-Weeknd-on-ColbertThe Weeknd season has fully arrived. This month, Abel Tesfaye makes his acting debut, playing himself in the Safdie Brothers’ much-anticipated new movie Uncut Gems. Last week, he released two new singles, “Heartless” and “Blinding Lights,” with a whole Mercedes-Benz electric-car ad campaign built around the latter. More »

If Only Camila Cabello’s Romance Were As Transfixing As The Love That Inspired It

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Camila CabelloIt’s one of the most exhilarating, terrifying human experiences: a friendship suddenly accelerating into an all-consuming passion. Maybe you’ve secretly fantasized about it, or maybe it hits you out of nowhere. Either way, sparks fly, hormones surge, and you give yourself over completely to this burgeoning obsession. You feel loopy and elated all the time. More »

The Weeknd trips through Las Vegas in new ‘Heartless’ music video [Watch]

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The Weeknd continues his content rollout with the release of his cinematic and psychedelic new music video for “Heartless.” The video was directed by Anton Tammi, and stars The Weeknd and his producer, Metro Boomin, closing down Vegas, on a tear of gambling, drinking, smoking, and stunting around an empty casino while tripping out. During the bridge, the protagonist licks a toad and seems to have a bad trip, sprinting through the streets of Sin City. Shot with a fish lens and saturated in bright lights, the video captures the track’s hazy feel, rounding out the pop crooner’s vision for the song.

The track is The Weeknd’s first offering since March 2018’s My Dear Melancholy EP, followed by another single “Blinding Lights,” which was previously teased in a Mercedes-Benz commercial. See the visual accompaniment to “Heartless” below.