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Billed as “Calvin Harris x The Weeknd,” the collaboration was first teased via the latter’s Instagram account on Thursday (August 20), with the singer posting a photograph of the pair sharing drinks while Harris wears a Coachella wristband.
Both artists confirmed the news by posting more information about the track on social media yesterday (August 22). “over now. friday,” The Weeknd – AKA Abel Tesfaye – wrote on Twitter.
“Brand new this Friday,” Harris captioned his Instagram post, with each tagging the other and sharing what appears to be brand new artwork for the single – check it out below.
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) August 22, 2020
The producer and DJ began releasing music under the new name earlier this year. At the time, he said he wanted to “rediscover the way I originally began producing music 22 years ago before I ever thought about how it might be perceived by outside forces”.
Tesfaye is still set to perform at the MTV VMAs next week, with six nominations to his name, despite some recently announced “last minute” changes to the awards ceremony.