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The Weeknd - new single "Blinding Lights" (Max Martin, O. Holter)

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Re: The Weeknd - new single "Blinding Lights" (Max Martin, O. Holter)
« Reply #135 on: March 25, 2020, 01:42:30 AM »
In Your Eyes is my second favorite track off the album after Blinding light. Save your tears is my third and the other 2 Max songs are the most solid tracks of the rest.

Save your tears sounds like a hit too but I think it sounds really similar to Post Malone's song Circle. Had anyone else noticed?
I have, mostly in the drum work & melody. It's kinda sad that Max has to make his own "bootleg" version of a preexisting hit song just to stay alive on the charts.

This is not the first time too:

True by Spandau Ballet = I Want It That Way by Backstreet Boys,
Hey Ya by Outkast = Shake It Off,
UpTown Funk! by Mark Ronson = Can't Feel My Face by The Weeknd &
                                                 Can't Stop The Feeling by Justin Timberlake
Royals by Lorde = Send My Love (To Your New Lover)

Just to name a few.

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Re: The Weeknd - new single "Blinding Lights" (Max Martin, O. Holter)
« Reply #136 on: March 25, 2020, 03:31:21 AM »
Nothing sad about it imo, rather a skill essential for those who wanna remain in popular music. I call it improvement of the state of the art. Dr luke opened up about it to Seabrook. When indie rock was popular in the early 2000's, people loved the music. Dr luke and Max Martin enjoyed the sonics of those songs but Max Martin addressed to Dr luke when what type of energy had to come in those songs and it didnt come. They loved the style of music but also had the believe that they could actually do it better, especially with regard to delivering the right amounts of energy at the right time (a strength of Max Martin songs). We all know what happened: we - as ordinary listeners - still love the Max Martin songs from that era and merely like the others from that era. If a song sounds like Circles, it's just like a painter saying that he is going to make a painting in the style of Picasso's blue period. It means that you would use the style of colours, but you could paint a whole different theme on your palette. Sometimes you want certain colors cause they please pop crowd. It is like having a great hiphop song in 2019 without the 808 bass, everybody is gonna miss it. Don't criticize this aspect but instead learn from it and try to make it one of your skills. Dali spoke of how imitation was a necessity in creating. Imitate the colors, but not the lines on the palette. The former is a good steal, but imitating the lines as well in a weaker fashion is suicide.

We have blinding lights sounding like 80's. Saved your life sounding like Akon's Sunny Day and this song sounding like Circles.

That sax guy on in your eyes also played the sax in Only Human. Im into saxophones now, also love the one in All that she wants ace of base. Brass is my flaw that I soon hope to turn into a strength.
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Re: The Weeknd - new single "Blinding Lights" (Max Martin, O. Holter)
« Reply #137 on: March 25, 2020, 06:28:51 AM »

He's not the only one getting inspiration of Post Malone's Circles.

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Re: The Weeknd - new single "Blinding Lights" (Max Martin, O. Holter)
« Reply #138 on: March 25, 2020, 08:58:06 PM »
Save your tears sounds like a hit too but I think it sounds really similar to Post Malone's song Circle. Had anyone else noticed?

That was my very first thought when I heard it for the first time.

Too Late, Hardest to Love, and After Hours are insanely well produced - once again a brilliant album by The Weeknd. Quality-wise probably the most consistent artist of the past ten years, especially considering his output.
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Re: The Weeknd - new single "Blinding Lights" (Max Martin, O. Holter)
« Reply #139 on: March 26, 2020, 12:47:50 AM »

This is not the first time too:

True by Spandau Ballet = I Want It That Way by Backstreet Boys,
Hey Ya by Outkast = Shake It Off,
UpTown Funk! by Mark Ronson = Can't Feel My Face by The Weeknd &
                                                 Can't Stop The Feeling by Justin Timberlake
Royals by Lorde = Send My Love (To Your New Lover)

Just to name a few.

I’m gonna assume you’ve heard somebody say this but havn’t actually tried comparing these songs yourself. Right?

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Re: The Weeknd - new single "Blinding Lights" (Max Martin, O. Holter)
« Reply #140 on: March 26, 2020, 03:27:53 AM »
I’m gonna assume you’ve heard somebody say this but havn’t actually tried comparing these songs yourself. Right?

I have, For example, after the final chrous of "True" you can hear the refrain that was used in "IWITW". The Instrumentation of "Shake It Off" sounds almost the same as "Hey Ya" but with more horns. "SML (TYNY)" has the same build up as "Royal" only with a more poppier hook. Finally "Can't Stop The Feeling" has the heavy brass & groove as "UpTown Funk" only with smothered sounding guitars & a call back on the final chorus that sounds like it was pulled from Max's other hit "Everybody" from 97.

What do hear them as well?

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Re: The Weeknd - new single "Blinding Lights" (Max Martin, O. Holter)
« Reply #141 on: March 27, 2020, 07:01:19 PM »
Pretty much everything sounds like Post Malone now...

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Re: The Weeknd - new single "Blinding Lights" (Max Martin, O. Holter)
« Reply #142 on: March 30, 2020, 01:06:41 AM »
Scared to Live and Save Your Tears currently rank at #12 and #13 in my personal After Hours ranking.
As any The Weeknd album I'm also loving this one, and Max contributed three great songs, but "STL" and "SYT" just ain't it.
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Re: The Weeknd - new single "Blinding Lights" (Max Martin, O. Holter)
« Reply #143 on: March 30, 2020, 02:33:21 AM »
Scared to Live and Save Your Tears currently rank at #12 and #13 in my personal After Hours ranking.
As any The Weeknd album I'm also loving this one, and Max contributed three great songs, but "STL" and "SYT" just ain't it.

lol those are in my top 5 of my favorite album songs.

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Re: The Weeknd - new single "Blinding Lights" (Max Martin, O. Holter)
« Reply #144 on: March 30, 2020, 01:04:44 PM »
Three new songs out now.

But no new Max.
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And I liked it..

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Re: The Weeknd - new single "Blinding Lights" (Max Martin, O. Holter)
« Reply #145 on: March 30, 2020, 08:30:38 PM »
https://www.billboard.com/articles/business/chart-beat/9346375/weeknd-blinding-lights-number-one-hot-100

Blinding Lights is #1 aka "The little song that could" on Billboard. Making it Max's 23rd hit as a writer & his 22nd as a producer. Only 4 more to beat Lennon (26) & 10 more to beat McCartney (32). Which I think will be impossible at this point since Max's last #1 (Can't Stop The Feeling) was in 2016. But anyways welcome back to the summit!

but will it last more than a week???

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Re: The Weeknd - new single "Blinding Lights" (Max Martin, O. Holter)
« Reply #146 on: March 30, 2020, 11:03:49 PM »
Yeah, it was confirmed this afternoon, I was so happy!! Another very much deserved #1! This song is such a bop, I knew it at first listen!!  ;D
I am positive Max will beat John Lennon's record sooner or later and he might also break Mc Cartney's! Why not? There were some years he had 3 No 1's, just look at 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014...
Bear in mind he devoted sooo much time to his musical in the latest years. Then, besides the fact he is not even 50, he obviously has all the keys, knowledge, experience, partners, artists and TALENT to be the most successful. I am definitely very optimistic for the future! He is a legend! Anyways, to me, he is already the best producer in the world, there's no way you can compare the music industry as it is today, with sooo much competition, to that at the times of the Beatles.
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Re: The Weeknd - new single "Blinding Lights" (Max Martin, O. Holter)
« Reply #147 on: March 31, 2020, 06:29:09 AM »
Not to mention, Doja Cat's "Say So" makes it into the Top 10... two songs in the Hot 100 Top 10 produced by both Max and Dr. Luke... is this 2004 again??

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Re: The Weeknd - new single "Blinding Lights" (Max Martin, O. Holter)
« Reply #148 on: March 31, 2020, 08:59:00 AM »
Not to mention, Doja Cat's "Say So" makes it into the Top 10... two songs in the Hot 100 Top 10 produced by both Max and Dr. Luke... is this 2004 again??

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Re: The Weeknd - new single "Blinding Lights" (Max Martin, O. Holter)
« Reply #149 on: March 31, 2020, 12:57:00 PM »
I'm probably not the first, I'll probably say it anyways but I wonder if "Scared To Live" will be the next hit after "In Your Eyes". I feel it will become the people's anthem after this whole coronavirus panic is over if it does it end. I mean with a title like that it's bound to become sort of relation for the people on resuming everyday life.