The Weeknd & Swedish House Mafia Team Up for “Moth To A Flame”
Swedish House Mafia are getting to release their new album, Paradise Again, in April 2022. Following their singles “It Gets Better” and “Lifetime,” the group now has a third single: “Moth To A Flame” featuring The Weeknd.
“Moth To A Flame” is an EDM track built around chiming, funky guitar and sliding synths. The Weeknd croons sweetly over the top, but his lyrics aren’t quite as innocent. He describes an ex-lover who’s now with someone better, someone who could be The One. But does this new man know that she still calls up her ex? That she maybe hasn’t moved on yet? It’s a tricky situation, but The Weeknd is ready to remove himself from the situation, encouraging the woman to stay with her new partner. “Moth To A Flame” is a kinetic and instant a song and an excellent new single for both Swedish House Mafia and The Weeknd.
The music video, directed by Alexander Wessely, is set in a dark, probably dystopian realm. While The Weeknd is bundled up in a puffer jacket and dons sunglasses despite the lack of light, a mass of nude bodies crawl and seek pleasure amongst each other. However, it seems that their days are numbered. Where The Weeknd sits, the people are now covered in sand, statuesque and not nearly so lively. It’s a cinematic video, though the exact plot of the video may be elusive on first viewing. It’s therefore worth it to watch a second or third time!
Watch the video for “Moth To A Flame” below:
You can stream or buy “Moth To A Flame” from all the music providers here. It will appear on Swedish House Mafia’s forthcoming album, Paradise Again, due out on April 15, 2022. The song may also appear on The Weeknd’s upcoming album, The Dawn, due out this fall or in early 2022.
Paradise Again & More From Swedish House Mafia
A decade after releasing their first two compilations, Swedish House Mafia are finally putting out their first studio album. Paradise Again is due out on April 15, 2022, and we now have three singles from it to enjoy. First was “It Gets Better” in July, quickly followed by “Lifetime” featuring Ty Dolla Sign and 070 Shake.
“Moth To A Flame” is the third single so far. With another six months before the album drops, it’s likely the group will release at least one or two more singles in the meantime.
More From The Weeknd
Last year, The Weeknd released his acclaimed album, After Hours. In addition to the singles “Heartless,” “Blinding Lights,” “In Your Eyes,” and “Save Your Tears,” The Weeknd also shared the title track as a promo single, performed the ballad “Scared To Live” on SNL, and shared music videos for “Until I Bleed Out,” “Snowchild,” and “Too Late.”
The Weeknd has also shared numerous remixes of his After Hours songs. In May 2020 he remixed “Blinding Lights” with Chromatics; it was one of five remixes on his After Hours (Remixes) EP. He later offered two remixes of “In Your Eyes”: one featuring Doja Cat and one with Kenny G. Last December, The Weeknd and Spanish singer Rosalía teamed up for a remix of “Blinding Lights.” Finally, in April, Ariana Grande joined him on a remix of “Save Your Tears.”
Last summer, The Weeknd’s single with the late Juice WRLD, “Smile,” came out. We also got “Over Now,” a song he did with Calvin Harris. At the end of October, Ariana Grande released her latest album, Positions. The Weeknd joined her on the song “Off The Table,” their second of three collaborations together. In early November, The Weeknd teamed up with Maluma for a remix of “Hawái.”
In June this year, The Weeknd and Doja Cat teamed up again, this time for “You Right” from her album Planet Her. Then in July, The Weeknd also featured on “Better Believe” with Belly and Young Thug. He joined Belly again for “Die For It,” along with Nas, in late August. He also appears on Kanye West’s new song “Hurricane” with Lil Baby.
The Weeknd kicked off his own next album cycle with “Take My Breath” in August. His album The Dawn is expected out this fall or winter.
Enjoy Swedish House Mafia and The Weeknd’s new single “Moth To A Flame” and its music video. The song is expected to appear on Swedish House Mafia’s forthcoming album, Paradise Again, next April. It’s possible the song will also make an appearance on The Weeknd’s next album, The Dawn, along with “Take My Breath.” That album should be out this autumn or winter. Keep checking back here for all the latest music news.
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