2 hours in the past
The Weeknd returned to “SNL” for a 3rd time.
The XO crooner took over Studio 8H for the primary time since 2016 to carry out a pair of tracks off his upcoming album After Hours on the Daniel Craig-hosted episode. For his first efficiency, he delivered his hit single “Blinding Lights” on a mirrored stage, wearing his now signature purple blazer with bloodied and bandaged nostril.
He returned later within the episode to debut a model new observe known as “Scared to Live” that includes Oneohtrix Point Never’s Daniel Lopatin, who composed the rating to Uncut Gems. The efficiency featured synths paying homage to these used within the Safdie Brothers movie wherein The Weeknd made his appearing debut alongside Adam Sandler.
“Well, I am not the man I used to be / Did some things I couldn’t let you see / Refused to be the one to taint your heart,” sings Abel on the R&B ballad, which includes a pattern of Elton John’s “Your Song.”
Additionally, The Weeknd joined “SNL’s” Kenan Thompson and Chris Redd for a hilarious musical sketch about males sleeping “On the Couch” as a substitute of in mattress with their lovers. He additionally returned for a short “Weekend Update” section, dubbed “TheWeeknd Update.”
The “SNL” look comes forward of his highly-anticipated album After Hours, which is ready for launch on March 20. The Weeknd will hit the street on his “After Hours Tour,” beginning June 11 in Vancouver.