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The Weeknd shares new song “Earned It” — listen

on December 23, 2014, 12:06am

The trailer for director Sam Taylor-Wood’s film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey came with a new take on Beyoncé’s “Crazy in Love”, but that isn’t the soundtrack’s first single. No, that honor falls on R&B crooner The Weeknd. Considering the book’s themes and the singer’s penchant for sexually charged lyricism and music, it’s a pretty perfect fit.

Abel Tesfaye’s contribution to the OST is “Earned It”, a slinky number punctuated by punchy strings and keys. “Girl you’re worth it,” he sings out. “Always worth it/ And you deserve it/ The way you work it/ ‘Cause girl you earned it.” it’s simultaneously sensual and a bit intimidating. Now, I’ve never read the source material, but from my understanding of the characters, it sounds like Tesfaye did his homework. Listen in below (via Complex).

The Weeknd - Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey) [From the "Fifty Shades of Grey" Soundtrack] by Lordrene on Mixcloud

“Earned It” is also available now on iTunes.

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