The Weeknd has teamed up with Sabrina Claudio for a festive new song called “Christmas Blues”. You can check out the track’s official lyric video below.
“Christmas Blues” is the title track from Claudio’s new project, which also includes a feature by Alicia Keys on the song “Wintertime”.
“@nasriatweh, @kavehrastegar, & i created this Christmas album in the beginning of this summer with the intention of bringing a sense of peace, nostalgia, and/or happiness even if the feeling only lasted for the length of a song,” the R&B singer wrote on Instagram. “We really had no idea where we’d end up…we were just creating because it felt good.”
Thanking The Weeknd and Keys for their input, Claudio said: “To @aliciakeys & @theweeknd, thank you for believing in this intention. my god, never could i have imagined that two of the most influential figures in my life & journey as an artist would be accompanying me on an album i did purely out of the desire to shine a tiny light through an incredibly dark year.”
She added: “Teenage me would’ve rolled her eyes in disbelief if someone told her this was going to be her reality in a few years. Adult me is still in disbelief except only thing rolling out of my eyes are a loooot of happy tears lol.”
Meanwhile, it’s been announced that The Weeknd will perform at the Pepsi Super Bowl LV Halftime Show in February 2021.
The artist, who released his acclaimed fourth album, After Hours, this year, will headline the event broadcast by CBS from Raymond James Stadium, Florida on February 7.
Abel Tesfaye (aka The Weeknd) follows in the footsteps of Beyoncé, Coldplay, Bruno Mars, Madonna, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga and others performing at the annual American football championship game.
“We all grow up watching the world’s biggest acts playing the Super Bowl and one can only dream of being in that position. I’m humbled, honoured and ecstatic to be the centre of that infamous stage this year,” said The Weeknd.
The NFL is having to scale back the event due to the coronavirus pandemic. Only 20 per cent of the seats at Raymond James Stadium will be filled with audience members.
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