We’ve been enjoying The Weeknd’s new album, After Hours, for over a month now. A highlight is still “Blinding Lights,” the hit single that fans first heard last November. The song lends itself well to remixes, including the chilled out remix featuring electronic band Chromatics. Today, that version gets an official music video.
In contrast to the quick beat that drives the original recording of “Blinding Lights,” the remix with Chromatics slows it down, giving the song a relaxed, lounge-y vibe. The song is also refreshed by the added vocalist. Chromatics singer Ruth Radelet takes on the second verse, helping to alter the song’s perspective and meaning. This remix is just as good as the original, in part because of how different the mood is here.
The new music video picks up where the previous “Blinding Lights” video left off. The Weeknd is still cruising down the highway in his luxury cars; he’s still wandering around in his flashy red suite while looking disheveled and out of it. This time it seems that he gets beaten up by two guys. Meanwhile, Ruth stares into the camera as she sings, a hypnotic addition that fits the style perfectly. Don’t expect much resolution here, though.
Watch the official video for the “Blinding Lights” remix featuring Chromatics below:
You can hear the original “Blinding Lights” and more on all versions of The Weeknd’s new album, After Hours. Stream or buy the album from all the major music providers here.
In addition to the singles “Heartless,” “Blinding Lights,” and “In Your Eyes,” The Weeknd also shared the title track as a promo single, performed the ballad “Scared To Live” on SNL, and shared a music video for “Until I Bleed Out.”
The Chromatics remix of “Blinding Lights” – plus several other remixes and the SNL performance of “Scared To Live” – all appear on The Weeknd’s recent After Hours (Remixes) EP, out now.
The Weeknd In 2020
The Weeknd intends to embark on a huge After Hours tour this summer, though with the current pandemic, things could change. The current plan is that he’ll kick off the North American leg with back-to-back dates in Vancouver, Canada on June 11th and 12th. He’ll cross and re-cross the US and Canada for three months before finishing on New York City on September 3rd. Then he’ll go to Europe, starting with THREE dates in London beginning October 11th, and ending with two dates in Paris on November 12th and 13th. It’s an extensive tour and you won’t want to miss it. Find all dates and get tickets now while you still can! Bear in mind, though, that it may end up being postponed until 2021.
Enjoy the new music video for the “Blinding Lights” remix featuring Chromatics, and be sure to hear the full After Hours album. Maybe read our review while you’re at it? Keep checking back here for all the latest music news on The Weeknd.
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