"Baby girl I loved you on a lonely night / It was the only time / And if I led you on then I apologize," The Weeknd
sings on the chorus on "A Lonely Night" off his new album Starboy.
Damn, he can be so damn brutally honest.
We constantly look at men who "get around" as assholes for using women, and in a time where a lot of male musicians are trying to prove us wrong (John Legend's "Love Me Now," Shawn Mendes' "Mercy"), The Weeknd is simply owning up to it. Does this make him a villain? Or does this just make him honest and real? While trying to avoid too much cynicism, owning up to being emotionally distant is slowly-but-surely becoming the new norm, and not just with men, but all genders. Tove Lo's "Cool Girl," anyone? It's all about flipping the coin and being a detached woman in a purely physical relationship.
Both vocally and sonically, The Weeknd is channeling some serious Michael Jackson vibes. The bubbly synth-basses and catchy chorus make for a song you can't not
dance to. So yeah, we're feeling this new track off of Starboy.