Major Lazer have shared their remix of The Weeknd song ‘Blinding Lights’. You can listen to the EDM-influenced remix of the single below.
The song is taken from the Toronto artist’s, AKA Abel Tesfaye, recent album After Hours. The record’s accompanying ‘Remixes’ EP included a re-working of ‘Blinding Lights’ by Chromatics. Major Lazer’s new ‘Blinding Lights’ is their latest high-profile collaboration following 2019’s ‘Can’t Take It From Me’ (featuring Skip Marley), ‘Make It Hot’ (with Anitta) and ‘Que Calor’ (featuring J Balvin and El Alfa).
Speaking in an interview about After Hours earlier this month, The Weeknd admitted that he did have some doubts about releasing the album as planned given the current coronavirus crisis.
“At first, I felt like it might have been insensitive to release it, but to my fans I felt like I would have been doing a disservice to push it back,” he said.
“Hopefully it can help some people escape our reality, if only for an hour out of their day, while we all work hard to get through this together.”
The Weeknd recently became the first artist to top Billboard’s Hot 100, the Billboard 200, Artist 100, Hot 100 Songwriters and Hot 100 Producers charts simultaneously.
His new After Hours album debuted at No. 1, generating the best opening sales total of the year to date. It has combined units of 444,000 for the week ending 26 March, according to data from Nielsen Music/MRC. Its current single ‘Blinding Lights’ moved 2-1, in its 17th week, to take over from Roddy Rich’s ‘The Box’ at the Hot 100 summit.
All 14 songs from the self-produced, original version of After Hours were on the Hot 100 as individual tracks, which meant The Weeknd led the Hot 100 Songwriters and Hot 100 Producers surveys. The overall performance helped him climb 7-1 on the Artist 100, taking over at the top from Lil Uzi Vert. Kenny Rogers debuts on that chart at No. 3.
The Weeknd told Billboard of the five-fold achievement, in a new interview via email: “It feels like a huge blessing. As artists, being recognised for what we do is the ultimate validation. I share this honour with my team and my fans who have been tirelessly supporting me.”