- Film And TV
- 21 Apr 23
After performing a single from The Idol soundtrack at Coachella during Metro Boomin's set, The Weeknd now shares 'Double Fantasy' online with its accompanying music video.
The track debuted at Coachella earlier this week, where the Weeknd surprised fans at the end of Metro Boomin's set. The DJ filled in for what we now know as Future's rap, supporting Abel "The Weeknd" Tesfaye perform it live for the first time.
A part of the soundtrack for the Weeknd's HBO drama series The Idol, premiering June 4th, the track opens with a jazz feel forefronted by smooth sax before evolving in perceptive, revealing vocals compounded with a synthetic and electronic R&B feel.
The new music video for the track also features footage from the upcoming show.
The drama series features the Weeknd as the entertainment industry cult leader Tedros. Following the new direction his life takes once he meets the pop-star and cult follower Jocelyn, played by Lily-Rose Depp, The Idol is said to be "the sleaziest story in all of Hollywood."
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) April 21, 2023
The Idol's cast also features Dan Levy, Rachel Sennott, Moses Sumnery, and Jennie Kim of Blackpink. Besides acting in the project, Tesfaye is acting as a co-producer and creator alongside Euphoria's Sam Levinson and Reza Fahim.
Attendees of the 2023 Cannes Film Festival on May 16th can expect an early screening of the series before it appears on television.
No stranger to making music for film or television projects, the Weekend worked on the soundtrack for Avatar: The Way of Water, releasing singles like the Academy Awards' Best Original song shortlist nominee 'Nothing Is Lost (You Give Me Strength.)' The film came out in December, and the accompanying music video for 'Nothing Is Lost' paid homage to its parent picture.
'Double Fantasy' is now available on to be listened to across streaming platforms.
Check out the official music video for the Weeknd and Future's track 'Double Fantasy' here:
- Film And TV
- 30 Nov 23