Back in May, The Weeknd shared his remix of “In Your Eyes” featuring Doja Cat. On his new album After Hours, “In Your Eyes” is a standout; it also got an impactful music video a few months ago. Today, the remix with Doja Cat comes with a new music video of its own.
From its very first notes, “In Your Eyes” is an infectious banger with ’80s flair. Over energetic, deceptively upbeat music, The Weeknd sings of issues with a romantic partner. He pretends not to notice her lies and pains, just as he tries to hide his own mistakes and regrets. The song grows even better when a saxophone – played by Tomas Jannson – appears in the bridge and again after the last chorus.
The remix is sonically mostly the same as the album version. However, here, Doja Cat takes on the second verse, flipping The Weeknd’s words around to come from the woman’s perspective. Her singing is high and angelic, but then she raps before the second chorus, serving a raspier sound.
For the music video, The Weeknd and Doja Cat are animated and thrown into a world styled like a video game. They’re in a city of flashing neon-lit billboards – something they make fun of with a sign advertising “Endless Consumption.” They also point to the ongoing tragedies of police brutality against BIPOC by labeling a cop car as KKKPD. We’re here for the social and political commentary; it adds to the already stellar music and video.
Watch the animated music video for the “In Your Eyes” remix featuring Doja Cat below:
You can hear the original “In Your Eyes” 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.”
Early in May, he also shared a music video for his “Blinding Lights” remix with Chromatics.
The Doja Cat remix of “In Your Eyes” is available as a standalone single now. You can stream or download it here now.
The Weeknd in 2020
The Weeknd had a huge After Hours tour planned for this summer, but alas, COVID-19 struck and ruined the year for us all. The tour has been tentatively postponed for 2021.
Enjoy the new music video for the “In Your Eyes” remix featuring Doja Cat, 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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