The Weeknd Drops 2nd New Single This Week Produced by One of the World’s Top Hitmakers

The Weeknd already put out one new song this week, and now he’s back with the second, entitled “Blinding Lights,” produced by Max Martin.

The Starboy singer is coming back at the end of 2019 with a renewed vigor and an album in 2020 well in sight. In what he’s calling a new “brain melting psychotic chapter,” in his career, the singles so far have been fairly tame.

“Heartless,” released on Tuesday, sounds closer to classic Weeknd fare from Trilogy than his Starboy material, but “Blinding Lights” flips that with a pumping ’80s synth-driven beat.

Next week, The Weeknd will take over The Late Show With Stephen Colbert for a two-night performance on December 5th and 6th. He’ll also make his big screen debut in the critically-acclaimed Safdie Brothers film Uncut Gems alongside Adam Sandler, in select theaters on December 13th and nationwide on December 25th.

Check out the new track below!

The Weeknd – Blinding Lights [Lyrics]

[Intro]
Yeah

[Verse 1]
I’ve been tryna call
I’ve been on my own for long enough
Maybe you can show me how to love, maybe
I’m going through withdrawals
You don’t even have to do too much
You can turn me on with just a touch, baby

[Pre-Chorus]
I look around and
Sin City’s cold and empty (Oh)
No one’s around to judge me (Oh)
I can’t see clearly when you’re gone

[Chorus]
I said, ooh, I’m blinded by the lights
No, I can’t sleep until I feel your touch
I said, ooh, I’m drowning in the night
Oh, when I’m like this, you’re the one I trust
Hey, hey, hey

[Verse 2]
I’m running out of time
‘Cause I can see the sun light up the sky
So I hit the road in overdrive, baby, oh

[Pre-Chorus]
The city’s cold and empty (Oh)
No one’s around to judge me (Oh)
I can’t see clearly when you’re gone

[Chorus]
I said, ooh, I’m blinded by the lights
No, I can’t sleep until I feel your touch
I said, ooh, I’m drowning in the night
Oh, when I’m like this, you’re the one I trust

[Bridge]
I’m just walking by to let you know (By to let you know)
I can never say it on the phone (Say it on the phone)
Will never let you go this time (Ooh)

[Chorus]
I said, ooh, I’m blinded by the lights
No, I can’t sleep until I feel your touch
Hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey

[Outro]
I said, ooh, I’m blinded by the lights
No, I can’t sleep until I feel your touch

 

Photo credit: Nabil Elderkin

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