The Weeknd Changes Positions on Cuffing Season with ‘Blinding Lights’

The Weeknd recently declared that he would “never need a bitch” because he’s “what a bitch needs,” but he seems to have changed his tune, literally, on his new single “Blinding Lights.” Over moody synths, Abel details heartbreak over a lost lover and talks about the emptiness single life. “The city’s cold and empty / No one’s around to judge me / I can’t see clearly when you’re gone,” he croons in the pre-chorus. It’s a true return to the sad boy we all know and love. The single was released alongside a music video produced by Mercedes-Benz, which, be-warned, is basically a four minute long car commercial. This is the second single f The Weeknd’s fourth studio album, Chapter VI, which is expected to drop before the new year. You can listen to the new tracks f the album here and here.