The Weeknd Ditches the Dark for Upbeat Song ‘Can’t Feel My Face’
With his sensual hit “Earned It,” off the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack, still in heavy rotation, the Weeknd returns with “Can’t Feel My Face,” the first single from his forthcoming album.
The Canadian crooner debuted the Max Martin-produced track at Apple’s annual Worldwide Developer’s Conference in San Francisco on June 8. On this effort, which he co-wrote, Abel Tesfaye steps away from his raunchy bedroom hymns and finds himself channeling his inner pop star over the disco dance beat. "Can't Feel My Face" is faintly reminiscent of the late great King of Pop, Michael Jackson.
“I can’t feel my face when I’m with you / But I love it, But I love it,” the “Often” singer repeats on the hook, describing the numbing sensation the object of his affection makes him feel. “Can’t Feel My Face” comes just a week after the XO head honcho dropped a video for his track “The Hills,” which was rumored to be the first single from the album.
While “The Hills” falls in line with the narratives on Trilogy, this new song is certainly a different sound for the singer, who broke into the industry and amassed a cult following for his eerie melodies, sweet vocals and dark, drug-induced lyrics. The follow-up to 2013’s Kiss Land sounds like it will feature a more upbeat Weeknd than we're used to.
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