The Weeknd and Mike Dean have released four new tracks together, as part of the latter artistâ€™s new album, 4:23. Across the record, The Weekndâ€™s vocals appear on â€œArtificial Intelligence,â€ â€œDefame Moi,â€ â€œMore Coke!!â€ and â€œEmotionless,â€ all of which the artist, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, also receives co-writing credits for.
Tesfaye and Dean have collaborated several times before. Most recently, the duo teamed up on the Future-led track, â€œDouble Fantasy,â€ for the upcoming HBO series, The Idol, in which Tesfay stars and Dean appears. Notably, Tesfaye also co-created the show, with Reza Fahim and Sam Levinson.
The star-studded series, which also recruits Lily-Rose Depp, Jennie Kim, Suzanna Son, Troye Sivan and Dan Levy, among others, has earned some criticism from its crew, who claimed that director Amy Seimetzâ€™s original content was altered by Levinson.
The official synopsis reads: â€œAfter a nervous breakdown derailed Jocelynâ€™s (Depp) last tour, sheâ€™s determined to claim her rightful status as the greatest and sexiest pop star in America. Her passions are reignited by Tedros (Tesfaye), a nightclub impresario with a sordid past. Will her romantic awakening take her to glorious new heights or the deepest and darkest depths of her soul?â€
Ahead of the showâ€™s premiere on June 4, listen to The Weeknd and Mike Deanâ€™s new tracks on 4:23, below.
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