The Weeknd has his sights set on taking over 2019, and his new single is the first step to achieving that goal. Abel teamed up with his steady collaborator DJ Gesaffelstein for “Lost In The Fire,” a new pop single. Gesaffelstein also produced the My Dear Melancholy tracks “I Was Never There” and “Hurt You.” His chemistry with The Weeknd is solidified, and “Lost In The Fire” is proof of their converging energies. Soon after The Weeknd shared the track, he also dropped an accompanying music video.
Directed by Manu Cossu, The Weeknd’s new visuals are presented as abstract art. Gesaffelstein stands beside Abel, but he looks like a phantom due to being completely covered in black paint. The waxy paint is layered over a statue as well, while scenes of manufactured flowers and burning rings are interwoven into the story. There’s a horror element mixed in as well, which is all visually stunning while you listen to The Weeknd sing about making love.
The Pusha T and Drake saga continues, or at least, that’s what the internet believes. On Thursday night (January 10), The Weeknd dropped off a new single with French DJ and producer DJ Gesaffelstein called “Lost In The Fire.” In the song, The Weeknd sings, “And I just want a baby with the right one (I just want a baby with the right)/’Cause I could never be the one to hide one (I could never be the one to hide).” Fans of Abel began to speculate that the line was a shot at Drake. To be fair, there are millions of babies born into conflicting households. Every time someone raps or sings about this circumstance doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a shot at Drizzy.
Hours after the song dropped, The Weeknd released the official music video for the track online. Abel tweeted a link to the video, and Pusha T retweeted it with fire emojis. We all know that Pusha and Drake are not on the best of terms (and that’s putting it lightly). The fact Pusha would retweet the video, with the knowledge of the lyrics of the song, was enough to send the internet into a frenzy.
The word around the industry is that The Weeknd is prepping a new project for 2019. The talented singer has teased as much on social media, and a friend and collaborator of his, DJ Gesaffelstein, previewed a new song from Abel earlier this week. The French producer and DJ worked with Abel on the My Dear Melancholy tracks “I Was Never There” and “Hurt You.” Now, the duo has returned with their latest collaboration “Lost In The Fire.”
The new single meshes pop and disco vibes, and is constructed like a radio hit. Abel’s voice is doused in delays and reverbs, and his honey sweet vocals reverb between the techno-pop drums with dramatic effect. “Lost In The Fire” sounds like it would fit in perfectly on Starboy, which was propelled to success off of more upbeat singles than Abel’s patented slow-tempo introspective emotional ballads. Stream “Lost In The Fire” below and let us know what you think in the comments.
Quotable Lyrics I wanna fuck you slow with the lights on (Lights on, lights on, lights on) You’re the only one I’ve got my sights on (Sights on, sights on, sights on) Type of sex you could never put a price on (Price on, price on, price on)