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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 #105 on: December 02, 2019, 04:01:09 PM »
Reminds me a lot of False Alarm.

Exactly. And "Take On Me".
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Re: The Weeknd - new single "Blinding Lights" (Max Martin, O. Holter)
« Reply #106 on: December 02, 2019, 04:40:14 PM »
I listened to the song and I kind of dislike the snare. Like, way too clean in the mix.
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Re: The Weeknd - new single "Blinding Lights" (Max Martin, O. Holter)
« Reply #107 on: January 21, 2020, 10:56:30 PM »
The video for Blinding lights is out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NRXx6U8ABQ

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Re: The Weeknd - new single "Blinding Lights" (Max Martin, O. Holter)
« Reply #108 on: January 24, 2020, 04:22:16 AM »
Did The Weeknd denied Max a N1 hit by choosing Heartless over Blinding Lights? Right now Blinding lights has 50 million more streams and it's heading to do better on the charts on the next few weeks.

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Re: The Weeknd - new single "Blinding Lights" (Max Martin, O. Holter)
« Reply #109 on: January 24, 2020, 01:54:26 PM »
It was already #1 in Germany. I believe it will be also #1 in the US eventually.
And I liked it..

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Re: The Weeknd - new single "Blinding Lights" (Max Martin, O. Holter)
« Reply #110 on: January 26, 2020, 01:33:10 AM »
Song is goooooooooooooooooooood.

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Re: The Weeknd - new single "Blinding Lights" (Max Martin, O. Holter)
« Reply #111 on: January 26, 2020, 03:27:59 AM »
i know im getting assassinated for this but i still prefer heartless, young metro always goes hard on the low ends

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Re: The Weeknd - new single "Blinding Lights" (Max Martin, O. Holter)
« Reply #112 on: January 26, 2020, 06:46:04 PM »
Both songs came out around the same time. Heartless took of much better with regards to Spotify plays. I don't remember the exact plays but I think it was Heartless at 80 million vs Blinding Lights at 20 million. Today it's Heartless at 139 million vs Blinding LIghts at 226 million. Songs were released at 27 respectively 29 November.
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Re: The Weeknd - new single "Blinding Lights" (Max Martin, O. Holter)
« Reply #113 on: January 27, 2020, 04:51:23 AM »
I wonder if this era is conceptual, because the visuals and stuff seem to have some kind of double entendre.

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Re: The Weeknd - new single "Blinding Lights" (Max Martin, O. Holter)
« Reply #114 on: February 26, 2020, 12:25:10 PM »
Blinding lights reached the top 10 on the billboard hot 100, hoping for it to keep rising

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Re: The Weeknd - new single "Blinding Lights" (Max Martin, O. Holter)
« Reply #115 on: March 17, 2020, 09:29:31 PM »
Alone Again      Abel Tesfaye, Jason 'Daheala' Quenneville, Carlo "Illangelo" Montagnese & Adam Feeney   
Too Late      Abel Tesfaye, Jason 'Daheala' Quenneville, Carlo "Illangelo" Montagnese & Eric Burton Frederic   
Hardest To Love      Oscar Holter, Abel Tesfaye & Karl Martin Sandberg   
Scared To Live      Oscar Holter, Abel Tesfaye, Ahmad Balshe, Karl Martin Sandberg, Daniel Lopatin, Elton John & Bernard Jp Taupin   
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Faith      Abel Tesfaye, Ahmad Balshe, Carlo "Illangelo" Montagnese & Leland Tyler Wayne   
Blinding Lights      Max Martin, Oscar Holter, Abel Tesfaye, Ahmad Balshe & Jason 'Daheala' Quenneville   
In Your Eyes      Oscar Holter, Abel Tesfaye, Ahmad Balshe & Karl Martin Sandberg   
Save Your Tears      Oscar Holter, Abel Tesfaye, Ahmad Balshe, Jason 'Daheala' Quenneville & Karl Martin Sandberg   
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Re: The Weeknd - new single "Blinding Lights" (Max Martin, O. Holter)
« Reply #116 on: March 17, 2020, 10:20:42 PM »
My God, Is Max trying to make a comeback for the third time? The first being in 2004, second in 2008 and now 2020?

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Re: The Weeknd - new single "Blinding Lights" (Max Martin, O. Holter)
« Reply #117 on: March 18, 2020, 12:00:09 AM »
Blinding lights now at number 4 in Billboard top 100. From day one it entered (at #11 i thiink) I had the feeling it could become a number one song, as the sound of the song was something new compared to the other top 100 stuff. Second week it fell back to like spot 40 and I was like WHAT!?!?!. People probably needed time to adjust to the new flavour. Xmas then delayed it rising back to the top because all those old xmas songs were taking over. After those songs quit wasting the time of the charts, blinding lights started rising again, very slowly though. It has been rising or remained in the same position ever since. I'm going to stick to my initial position: it's going to become number one somewhere in the coming weeks. AND I WANT TO SAY IT HERE: BLINDING LIGHTS IS A BRAVE SONG AS IT INNOVATES INSTEAD OF GOING ALONG ON THE (THEN) CURRENT TRENDS. I also read criticism about lady gaga's stupid love by some people on the forum here, but I see the song as one which follows the trend blinding lights has set.
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Re: The Weeknd - new single "Blinding Lights" (Max Martin, O. Holter)
« Reply #118 on: March 18, 2020, 01:31:44 AM »
So do you think that Max will get 10 more number one hits and beat out Paul McCartney before his career is over? I mean the last 3 years weren't kind Max at all. I think he needed to kind of work with really different people in order for him to get his groove back into writing making hits.

He needs to go beyond just what Dennis had told him and to use different song structures, genres, artists and things that made previous hit songs great like instrumental bridges and solos rather than keep using the same tired formula that's been done to death by now everybody in the industry.

Blinding lights at least does break away from the formula a bit with its synth riff.

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Re: The Weeknd - new single "Blinding Lights" (Max Martin, O. Holter)
« Reply #119 on: March 18, 2020, 04:30:33 AM »
10 is probably impossible (11 to beat actually). Maaaaybe he can tie Lennons 26 but also doubtful. He’s not getting younger and while I think he still has a lot of drive in him, it sure as hell ain’t getting easier. I just hope he can continue to make great songs. The trends in music over the last years I feel have forced him and a lot of other writers into a direction I don’t enjoy too much personally. I agree that Blinding Lights was a breath of fresh air and I hope that this new wave of retro pop can give his melody genius a little revival.