The Weeknd celebrated the one-year anniversary of his smash hit “Blinding Lights” with a new remix. Spanish pop star Rosalía joins him on the new Spanglish version out today (Dec. 3).
“Blinding Lights” was released a year ago as the second single from The Weeknd’s top-selling album After Hours. On the single’s first anniversary, Billboard revealed this week “Blinding Lights” at No. 1 on the year-end Hot 100 chart of 2020.
“Under the most challenging circumstances imaginable, the timing of The Weeknd’s After Hours release and the impact it’s made around the world is of historic proportions,” said Monte Lipman, chairman and CEO of Republic Records, in a statement. “Subsequently, ‘Blinding Lights’ has earned the respect of the global music community and will forever be recognized as one of the most important songs of a generation.”
On the new “Blinding Lights” remix, the Canadian superstar joins forces with the Spanish singer This is the second time in weeks that The Weeknd has dabbled in Spanish music following his participation on Maluma’s “Hawaí” remix. Besides a few ad-libs in Spanish, he leaves the language to La Rosalía who translates over the magic of the song. She even harmonizes with The Weeknd in English on the chorus. Rosalía’s hypnotic voice adds another dimension to the dazzling track.
The Weeknd and Rosalía share cozy moments in the lyric video. This year she has been hard at work at the follow-up to her breakthrough album El Mal Querer. In the meanwhile, Rosalía joined Venezuelan artist Arca on “KLK” and jumped on Sech’s all-star remix of “Relación” with Daddy Yankee, J Balvin, and Farruko.