The “toxic” collaboration will appear on the Canadian’s upcoming project to accompany his controversial HBO series.
Our weekly Fire Emoji update had an undoubtedly healthy list of songs for your listening pleasure yesterday, but this Sunday (April 23), our R&B Season round-up is on the short and sweet side. Last time we checked in, we brought you fresh, must-hear tracks from the likes of Amir Obe, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Jorja Smith, Yung Bleu and Chris Brown. This time, it’s The Weeknd and Future leading the way on our list, thanks to their collaboration on “Double Fantasy.” It’s set to appear in the former’s upcoming HBO series, The Idol.
The Canadian has been teasing the joint effort for some time now, playing it on Instagram Live ahead of his appearance during Metro Boomin’s first Coachella set. Even after just hearing a teaser, some social media users felt confident in predicting that the single may be the “most toxic song of the century” thanks to the notorious reputations of its creators. It officially arrived on streamers this New Music Friday (April 21), leaving fans eagerly awaiting what else The Weeknd has in store for his show’s accompanying album later this year.
HNHH R&B Season Playlist
Bree Runway and Khalid also made waves with their first collaboration, “Be The One.” It marks the female artist’s 2023 debut, following 2022’s WHOA, WHAT A BLUR! EP in December. As for the American Teen hitmaker, we previously heard him on “Softest Touch,” “The Hard Way,” with PNAU, and “We Go Down Together” alongside Dove Cameron.
Our final R&B Season pick of the day comes from another Canadian favourite, Roy Woods. The song is called “Young Boy Problems,” and even earned the artist a co-sign from Drake, who he worked with on “Drama” in the earlier days of his career. Stream this weekend’s full update exclusively on Spotify below. Afterward, let us know if we missed any new arrivals in the comments. For more HNHH release recommendations, check out yesterday’s Fire Emoji playlist here.