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In Review: The Weeknd's "Die for You (Remix)" Ft. Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande joined forces with the Weekend for a monumental collaboration on his popular single, “Die For You”. The two have previously collaborated on the song “Save your Tears”, which was immensely popular among fans. Many people have expressed excitement about the track, and there is much anticipation for the possibility of future projects from the two.


SOUND

This track is mostly composed of synths, giving the song impressive merit. The Weeknd's singing is intimate and intense, allowing listeners to feel his emotions vicariously through him. The bass synth starts heavy and syncopated, backed by a simple, consistent drum. This synth compliments the intensity of his vocals. As the track evolves, the synths become layered, and some contribute background ambient sound. Ariana Grande’s contribution to the song is immaculate, as her harmonies add more texture to the song, giving it a new inducement. This duo gets an 8/10 on the Intersect Rating Scale for their sound.


LYRICS

This track paints a picture of a dysfunctional relationship where both parties love each other abundantly but can't find a way to make it work. The Weeknd sings, “You hate that you want me, hate it when you cry”. The two find themselves stuck because of the love they have for one another, even though the relationship is bound to fail. Ariana brings in a new perspective with her added verse singing, “ Im findin’ ways to stay concentrated on what I gotta do but, baby boy, it’s so hard round you”. She knows the necessary step to take would be to end the relationship, but it is difficult to accomplish that goal due to their attachment. These lyrics get them a 7/10 on the Intersect Rating Scale.


ART BEHIND THE TRACK

The Weeknd released a lyric video for the track, where the lyrics appear scattered, resembling the inconsistent, scattered nature of the relationship spoken in the song. The two also posted endearing pictures of themselves together on their individual Instagrams, receiving immense love from fans in the comments. For this, they get a 6/10 for their art on the Intersect Rating Scale.


Overall, this group gets a 7/10 on the Intersect Rating Scale.


Stream this track below.





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