A little under a week ago, The Weeknd previewed his Kanye West-produced track “Tell Your Friends” at a concert in Las Vegas. Today, he’s dropped the full version of the song via its accompanying video.
Built around a throwback piano hook, West’s production is perfectly matched to Abel Tesfaye’s crooning, taking a pounding turn towards the end. Tesfaye meanwhile, tells tales of his new lifestyle: “I’m a villain in my city/ I just made another killing/I’m gonna spend it all on bitches.” But for all the success, “Man, I miss my city/ Man, it’s been a minute/ MIA a habit, Cali was a mission.”
As for the visuals, Tesfaye once again teams with Grant Singer, who directed the “Can’t Feel My Face” clip. This time around, Tesfaye is up to no good in a desert crime drama that leaves more questions than answers. Check it out below.
“Tell Your Friends” comes from The Weeknd’s hotly anticipated Kiss Land-follow-up, Beauty Behind the Madness. The LP drops August 28th, and you can check out “Often”, “The Hills”, and the hit “I Can’t Feel My Face” for more.