The Weeknd And Future Share Video for New ‘Idol’ Song ‘Double Fantasy’

The song also features in The Weeknd’s much-anticipated new HBO series ‘The Idol.’

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The Weeknd - Photo credit: Courtesy of HBO / Photographed by Eddy Chen
The Weeknd - Photo credit: Courtesy of HBO / Photographed by Eddy Chen

The Weeknd has officially released the first song made for his new HBO show, The Idol. The new track, “Double Fantasy,” features Future and was produced by the Weeknd, Mike Dean, and Metro Boomin and it arrives with a music video featuring clips from The Idol. You can check it out below.

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Prior to “Double Fantasy,” Weeknd and Future have collaborated on a number of occasions, with some of their bigger collaborative songs being “Low Life,” “Drinks on Us,” and “Comin Out Strong.”

The Weeknd ft. Future - Double Fantasy (Official Music Video)

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The Weeknd first performed a version of “Double Fantasy” during the first weekend of the Coachella Festival, bringing up Metro Boomin to perform Future’s parts.

The first episode of The Idol will air on HBO and Max on Sunday, June 4, at 9 p.m. Eastern Time. The show will also screen at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in May. Abel Tesfaye (aka The Weeknd) co-created The Idol with Sam Levinson and Reza Fahim and stars as a nightclub owner and cult leader who pursues a rising pop star named Jocelyn,  played by Lily-Rose Depp. Additional players such as Dan Levy, Hari Nef, Mike Dean, Moses Sumney, Rachel Sennott, Hank Azaria, and Jennie of BLACKPINK round out the talented cast.

As The Weeknd explained in a recent feature in Interview, the companion soundtrack is inspired by previous epic music-based movies such as Pink Floyd’s The Wall, Prince’s Purple Rain, and David Bowie.

“I’ve been inspired by The Wall and Purple Rain and when Bowie was doing it”, he revealed. “But even films like Shaft,  where the music is literally telling the story of the film. But I want to take it to the next level. I want to challenge myself and I feel like, as a musician, I’m the best I’ve ever been.”

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