The Weeknd, born Abel Tesfaye, recently partnered with the automobile giant, Mercedes-Benz, selected to serve as creative director for a new global campaign that is tied to his latest track, “Blinding Lights.” The artist previously unveiled a minute-long teaser and a brief vocal snippet for the song, used during the new Mercedes-Benz ad. Earlier today, Friday Nov. 29, The Weeknd shared the full three minute version of the song.
On Tuesday, The Weeknd wrote on Twitter, “Tonight we start a brain melting psychotic chapter, let’s go.” Shortly after he released “Heartless,” his first new solo song since his My Dear Melancholy EP arrived in March 2018, with “Blinding Light” being the second.
While the Weeknd hasn’t shared details about a new album, the Safdie brothers, who recently directed Tesfaye in Uncut Gems, tweeted about the Weeknd’s upcoming LP, “This whole album is like plugging into a degenerate HIFI system at a club at 5am. Love it,” which the Weeknd retweeted.
The Weeknd will perform both “Heartless” and “Blinding Lights” during a two-night visit to The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on December 5th and 6th and he has also updated his online shop to include 7″ and CD singles of “Heartless” and ‘Blinding Lights.”
Check out the full audio for “Blinding Lights” below: