The Weeknd samples The Smiths on new song ‘Enemy’

Canadian R&B star puts his spin on 'Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want'

The Weeknd has revealed a new song ‘Enemy’, which lifts it chorus from The Smiths’ ‘Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want’.

The song, which you can hear by scrolling down the page, takes its chorus from the 1984 Smiths track, originally released as the B-side to ‘William, It Was Really Nothing’. The track will not appear on The Weeknd’s ‘Trilogy’ album when it is released in November.

‘Trilogy’ will feature remixed and remastered versions of the Canadian R&B artist’s three mixtapes, ‘House Of Balloons’, ‘Thursday’ and ‘Echoes Of Silence’ – all released in 2011 – as well as three new tracks. The whole package will feature 30 tracks in total and will be released on November 12.


The Weeknd, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, played his first UK show in June at intimate 300-capacity east London venue Wilton’s Music Hall. Outside the sold-out show, tickets were being traded for £350, a full £330 over face value.

Watched by Katy Perry and Florence And The Machine‘s Florence Welch, the set featured 17 songs in total from the singer’s various mixtapes as well as a cover of Michael Jackson‘s ‘Dirty Diana’. He later returned to the UK to perform with recent collaborator Drake at July’s Wireless festival.