The Weeknd and Mike Dean have joined forces on a handful of new songs, which appear on Dean’s new album 4:23. The Weeknd sings and has co-writing credits on “Artificial Intelligence, “Defame Moi,” “More Coke!!,” and “Emotionless.” He also picks up an executive producer credit across the LP. Listen to 4:23 in full below.
Abel Tesfaye and the producer have worked together closely on multiple occasions. They most recently collaborated on “Double Fantasy,” the new Future-featuring lead single for the forthcoming HBO series The Idol. Tesfaye stars in the series, and he co-created it alongside Reza Fahim and Euphoria’s Sam Levinson.
The production has faced some criticism from crew members, who claimed that much of the original material created under director Amy Seimetz had been heavily re-worked at Levinson’s direction. Dean also appears in the show, which premieres on June 4.