The Weeknd, known for his captivating music, has delighted fans by sharing two new songs from his HBO series, The Idol. The first track, titled “World Class Sinner / I’m a Freak,” is performed by the talented Lily-Rose Depp and featured in the show’s debut episode. Co-written by The Weeknd and Asa Taccone, this catchy song serves as the comeback single for Jocelyn, the pop star protagonist portrayed by Depp. The second song, “The Lure,” serves as the show’s theme song and is a collaboration between The Weeknd and Mike Dean. Take a moment to listen to both songs below.
The Weeknd took to Instagram to tease the release of these new singles earlier in the week. In his post, he expressed his initial plan of dropping the entire soundtrack for The Idol alongside the show’s finale. However, his excitement got the best of him, leading to a change in plans. Instead, he decided to release new music from the show every week, coinciding with each episode. The Weeknd couldn’t contain his enthusiasm and eagerly anticipated the audience’s reaction to the incredible music they’ve been working on. This week, fans can enjoy “World Class Sinner” and “The Lure” while watching episode two on Sunday.
Before The Idol’s highly-anticipated premiere on June 4, The Weeknd gifted fans with another musical treat called “Double Fantasy.” This collaboration with Future was produced by The Weeknd, Mike Dean, and Metro Boomin. The song not only appears in the series but also arrived with a captivating music video that features glimpses of scenes from the show.
Just last week, The Weeknd surprised fans once again with the release of “Popular,” a track from The Idol featuring iconic artists Madonna and Playboi Carti. Like the previous song, it was skillfully produced by The Weeknd, Mike Dean, and Metro Boomin. All the remarkable songs from The Idol will be included in the forthcoming soundtrack album, The Idol, Vol. 1, set to be released on June 30. Fans can look forward to experiencing the full musical journey of the series through this album.
While The Idol has generated significant buzz, it has also been surrounded by controversy. A revealing exposé published by Rolling Stone in March highlighted various allegations, including production difficulties, script rewrites, personnel changes, and a potential deviation from the original feminist perspective the show aimed to portray. Despite the controversies, audiences remain eager to see how the series unfolds.
If you’re curious about the show’s first episode and wondering if it lives up to the hype, Pitchfork has published a comprehensive review titled “Is The Idol Really That Bad?” Check it out for an in-depth analysis and verdict on the HBO series.
In conclusion, The Weeknd continues to impress with his musical contributions to The Idol, sharing new songs that captivate listeners and enhance the viewing experience. The anticipation for each episode grows as fans eagerly await the weekly release of fresh music from the show. With the soundtrack album on the horizon, The Idol promises to be a captivating and musically rich series that fans won’t want to miss.