The music industry is abuzz with the latest collaboration between The Weeknd, Madonna, and Playboi Carti. The trio has released a new track titled “Popular,” which is part of the soundtrack for The Weeknd’s HBO show, The Idol. This is the second track from the soundtrack, following last month’s “Double Fantasy,” which was produced by Mike Dean and featured Future.
The Weeknd, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, expressed his pride in the collaboration during an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1. He revealed that he and Playboi Carti had been working on a different version of the song for a while, and it felt like the right time to release it. The Weeknd also shared that Madonna, often referred to as “Madge,” was the “ultimate co-sign” for the song, the album, and the TV show. Fans can expect to hear more of Madonna in the show as well.
The Weeknd has always expressed a desire to work with Madonna, envisioning a co-produced classic Madonna album. This collaboration could be a stepping stone towards that dream. The Weeknd’s admiration for Madonna is evident, as he describes her as a visionary with a singular vision.
“Popular” has been well-received by fans and critics alike, with many praising the unique blend of The Weeknd’s signature style with Madonna’s pop influence and Playboi Carti’s rap verses. The song showcases each artist’s strengths, resulting in a track that is both catchy and meaningful.
The Idol Vol. 1, which includes “Popular,” is available for pre-order. The soundtrack is part of The Weeknd’s HBO show, which has been generating significant buzz. The show is a testament to The Weeknd’s versatility as an artist, as he ventures into the world of television while continuing to release chart-topping music.
In related news, The Weeknd recently announced that he has finished working on a new album. Fans are eagerly awaiting more details about this project. With the success of “Popular” and the anticipation for The Idol and his new album, 2023 is shaping up to be a big year for The Weeknd.