Wednesday, April 24, 2024

LISTEN The Weeknd (Abel Tesfaye) Dropping New Music: “The Dawn” is Coming, Maybe with Ariana Grande


Abel Tesfaye is in “the zone.” He’s just having a hit after hit as The Weeknd. Right now he’s got a terrific remixed duet of “Save Your Tears” with Ariana Grande all over the radio. (It sounds like they sang over an old Orchestral Manouevres in the Dark record!)

The Weeknd is dropping new music this week called “The Dawn.” He posted a snippet to Youtube last night. His last album, “After Hours,” was famously snubbed by the Grammys. Now he says he won’t submit any more music to them. If I were the Grammys, I’d just enter it themselves and hit him with a bunch of nominations this time around.

This clip starts with a disco riff but ends with a melody and a good foreboding. I’m ready!

PS And still no new Adele, six years anniversary coming November 15th.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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