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October 22, 2021

The Weeknd and Swedish House Mafia deliver killer collab video, ‘Moth To A Flame’.

STORY BY //
Ella Rae

Today is the day everyone!! The much anticipated single from Swedish House Mafia and The Weeknd is here. With the release of the track, at midnight on Spotify, comes also an official music video. Directed by Alexander Wessely, He has has also been in charge of the creative direction of the whole aesthetic of the trio, since the return this year. ‘Moth To A Flame’ delivers electrifying production and angelic vocals from the one and only, Abel. The record marks the third release since the trio returned in 2021. ‘Moth To A Flame’ starts with the snipped reproduced for the first time during the MTV EMAs.

The EDM banger includes sultry and mesmerizing vocals from the Weeknd with crisp and exceptional production from Swedish House Mafia as per usual. The addictive synth reminds you a bit of the After hours era with lyrics that resemble the version of the Weeknd, we all love. As his fans call him, ‘Toxic Abel’. The dark and mysterious vibes fit both The Weeknd’s style and Swedish House Mafia, like a match made in heaven. They did such a wonderful job incorporating his sound with theirs.

The video that accompanies the single showcases the Weeknd basking in teal colored light and wearing pitch black sunglasses to shield his eyes. Swedish House Mafia is also in the video fighting through a crowd of dark and mysterious people trying to get to The Weeknd.

Alexander Wessely

Moth To A Flame is the latest of a series of new music and big announcements. Since their return, the Swedish trio released two new songs, announced an album, and now, they’re teasing a world arena tour. Swedish House Mafia will also headline Coachella 2022; they’re the first artist to be announced.

Fans will be able to catch The Weeknd on tour next year, with the singer’s ‘After Hours Til Dawn’ stadium tour slated to include legs in North America, Europe, South America, Asia, Australia, Africa and the Middle East.

Earlier this month, The Weeknd revealed that his forthcoming fifth studio album – officially untitled at this stage, but often referred to as ‘Dawn’ – was almost completed, teasing that “[the] only thing missing is a couple [of] characters that are key to the narrative”.

Citing the likes of Britney Spears, Nas and Kanye West as inspirations, The Weeknd described his new record as “the album I’ve always wanted to make”. Its lead single, ‘Take My Breath’, landed back in August. It came alongside a film clip that was initially set to debut in IMAX theatres, but was quickly pulled over epilepsy concerns.

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With love,
Ella Rae
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