Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye’s highly anticipated HBO series, The Idol, is nearing its season finale, set to air on Sunday, July 2. As a prelude to the closing episode, the acclaimed pop singer has delighted fans by sharing two new songs that were exclusively created for the show. Listeners can now enjoy the captivating tracks titled “Like a God” and “False Idols.”
The Weeknd collaborated with notable producers on these songs. “Like a God” was co-produced by Mike Dean and Sage Skolfield, showcasing a seamless blend of their unique musical talents. Meanwhile, “False Idols” boasts a star-studded lineup, featuring Lil Baby alongside Suzanna Son, who is not only a co-star in The Idol but also an accomplished singer in her own right.
The track is co-produced by The Weeknd and Mike Dean, ensuring a dynamic and unforgettable listening experience. These new additions bring the total number of tracks from The Idol to an impressive 12. Among the previously released songs are crowd favorites such as “Popular,” “Double Fantasy,” “One of the Girls,” and the remarkable collaboration between Lily-Rose Depp and The Weeknd on “World Class Sinner / I’m a Freak.”
While The Weeknd initially planned to release an official soundtrack for the show, he has instead opted to treat fans with weekly releases of these mesmerizing tracks, building anticipation and enhancing the overall viewing experience.
Initially promoted as a six-episode series, The Idol surprised viewers by concluding its first season after only five episodes. This change was attributed to creative adjustments made by Sam Levinson, the show’s creator, and director. As per an insider familiar with the production, the season concluded with five episodes after Sam [Levinson] assumed control and implemented significant alterations.
The story only ended up requiring five.” This modification hasn’t diminished the impact of the series, which has been described by The Weeknd himself as “a five-hour film” during a recent interview with GQ. Recent speculation arose regarding the potential renewal of The Idol for a second season.
However, HBO’s communications team promptly addressed these rumors, tweeting on June 15, “It is being misreported that a decision on a second season of The Idol has been determined. It has not, and we look forward to sharing the next episode with you Sunday night.” This statement offers hope to dedicated fans who are eagerly awaiting news about the show’s future.
Amidst an array of thrilling accomplishments, The Weeknd leaves an indelible impression on the entertainment world. His exceptional talent as a singer-songwriter has earned him an exclusive invitation to the renowned Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, solidifying his status as an exceptional industry talent. This coveted recognition places him among the distinguished ranks of the illustrious institution.
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This esteemed recognition places him among the distinguished gathering of approximately 400 accomplished artists and executives. This recognition further solidifies The Weeknd’s artistic prowess and contributions to the world of music and visual storytelling. Notable figures such as Keke Palmer, Paul Mescal, Ke Huy Quan, and Taylor Swift are among the esteemed individuals who also received invitations.
As the first season of The Idol reaches its climactic finale, viewers and fans alike eagerly anticipate the resolution of the captivating story that Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye and Sam Levinson have intricately woven. While the show’s future remains uncertain, the music accompanying The Idol has unquestionably left an indelible mark on audiences.
The Weeknd’s artistry, combined with the talents of esteemed collaborators and the innovative storytelling showcased in the series, has created an immersive and unforgettable experience for viewers around the world. As Sunday night approaches, fans are preparing to bid farewell to the first season of The Idol, cherishing the music and moments that have touched their hearts.
Irrespective of the show’s destiny, The Weeknd’s involvement in the soundtrack has undeniably cemented his position as a visionary artist, captivating listeners with his emotive sound and transcendent stage presence.