Rumours of a remix to the Canadian singer’s hit single had been floating around for a while, and last week (April 19) he shared what appears to be a snippet of the song with new vocals from Grande.
A new post from The Weeknd has now confirmed the new remix, which has arrived with an accompanying animated video. The clip continues the gory, surreal narrative of The Weeknd’s music videos for his latest album ‘After Hours’, taking the story into sci-fi territory.
Grande adds a husky verse of her own to ‘Save Your Tears’ on the remix, and appears in the video as a cyborg. Watch it here:
‘Save Your Tears’ originally appeared on The Weeknd’s fourth studio album ‘After Hours’, released in March 2020.
In a four-star review of the album, NME‘s Luke Morgan Britton called ‘After Hours’ “The Weeknd’s strongest record in some time”.
“But still there’s a nagging question of what’s to come,” he added. “Because once you go pop, and then back to your roots, where exactly do you go next? That’s precisely the problem The Weeknd faces with his next effort.”
The singer-songwriter has had one of his biggest years following the release of‘After Hours’. It featured the hits ‘Heartless’, ‘Save Your Tears’, and ‘Blinding Lights’. The latter has become the first song ever to spend an entire year in the Top 10 of the US Hot 100 singles chart.
Despite controversially being snubbed at this year’s Grammy Awards – which he has since said he will now boycott – The Weeknd has hinted that he might have one last surprise for fans before he concludes his ‘After Hours’ era.
The Weeknd also recently announced plans to donate $1million (£723k) to help hunger relief efforts in Ethiopia as conflict continues in the country.