The Weeknd has shared two new songs from his HBO collection The Idol: “World Class Sinner / I’m a Freak” and the present’s theme tune, “The Lure.” The previous observe is carried out by Lily-Rose Depp and appeared within the first episode of The Idol. Co-written by the Weeknd and Asa Taccone, it’s the comeback single by pop star protagonist Jocelyn (Depp). “The Lure” is by the Weeknd and Mike Dean. Take heed to each beneath.
Tesfaye teased the brand new singles on Instagram earlier this week. “I used to be planning on dropping the entire soundtrack for idol by the finale, however I’m too hyped,” he wrote within the publish. “As an alternative, I wanna drop new music from the present each week with every episode. I’m excited for you guys to listen to what we’ve been cooking and all these unimaginable artists which might be part of this present…this week… Jocelyn’s pop tune ‘World Class Sinner’ and ‘The Lure’ (theme rating)… episode 2 this Sunday 😈”
Previous to The Idol’s premiere on June 4, the Weeknd released “Double Fantasy,” which options Future and was produced by the Weeknd, Mike Dean, and Metro Boomin. The tune seems within the collection, and it arrived with a music video that includes clips from the present.
Final week, Tesfaye launched The Idol observe “Popular,” that includes Madonna and Playboi Carti. The tune was additionally produced by the Weeknd, Mike Dean, and Metro Boomin. All the songs from the HBO collection will seem on the soundtrack album, The Idol, Vol. 1, which lands June 30.
The Idol has been mired in controversy ever since a Rolling Stone exposé revealed in March outlined a number of allegations that the present’s manufacturing had gone off the rails on account of rewrites, personnel adjustments, and an alleged shift from the unique “feminist lens” of the script.
Learn Pitchfork’s evaluation of the HBO present’s first episode, “Is The Idol Really That Bad?”