What just popped up in my Soundcloud feed? The Weeknd remixing Lorde? I’m sure folks are salivating just thinking about it.
I was too, but it’s not really quite what I was expecting and unfortunately falls short of what I hoped it would be. Basically, Abel just contributes some new synths and other sounds here…M. Night Shyamalan would say that is the twist, but I was really expecting maybe he’d take over one of these “Royals” verses or add a new one of his own. Instead his vocals are used sparingly, and it remains a fully Lorde solo performance. I love Lorde as much as the next, but I would’ve liked to hear what The Weeknd sounds like next to her.
Don’t get me wrong, the remix sounds fine…just my imagination got away from me before I let my ears hear the work. What is it they say about expectations?