The Weeknd has been pretty busy with collaborations lately! Following remixes of his own songs with guests like Chromatics and Doja Cat, plus his latest single “Smile” with the late Juice WRLD, The Weeknd has now teamed up with none other than Calvin Harris. Their new standalone single, “Over Now,” is available today alongside an animated music video.
“Over Now” is laid-back but funky, harkening back to the decades-old styles that The Weeknd does so well. Whether you hear hints of Daft Punk (with whom The Weeknd has collaborated) or hints of Michael Jackson (to whom he’s been compared), it’s a fresh yet retro slow burn. The Weeknd sings of a final breakup with his girlfriend, and he’s taking any future reunions off the table. Some of his words sound harsh, but he also tries to warn her of friends who go behind her back. No matter what she says, it’s time for them both to move on for once and for all. As he sings, they both have new partners, so it’s best to leave each other in the past.
The music video follows similar digital animation style to what we’ve seen in The Weeknd’s recent collaboration videos. He starts off walking through the city, but soon nature starts to take over the man-made structures. Palm trees and human-sized mushrooms rise up among the skyscrapers, and before you know it, The Weeknd is larger than life too. It’s a rather psychedelic video, featuring lots of color and varied animation styles, but somehow it feels just as chill as the song itself.
Watch the animated music video for “Over Now” by Calvin Harris and The Weeknd below:
The Weeknd in 2020
The Weeknd’s last album, After Hours, is out now. It’s launched the singles “Heartless,” “Blinding Lights,” and “In Your Eyes,” plus videos for “Until I Bleed Out” and “Snowchild.” Early in May, The Weeknd also shared a music video for his “Blinding Lights” remix with Chromatics. Soon after, we got one for the remix of “In Your Eyes” featuring Doja Cat.
A few weeks ago, The Weeknd’s single with the late Juice WRLD, “Smile,” came out.
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 rescheduled for 2021.
Enjoy the Calvin Harris collaboration, and the “Over Now” music video. Be sure to hear The Weeknd’s recent album, After Hours, and read our review while you’re at it. Keep checking back here for all the latest music news on The Weeknd.