The Weeknd Drops New Song ‘Heartless’ to Kick Off ‘Brain Melting’ New Chapter

February 14, 2020

The Weeknd is feeling “Heartless.”

The artist dropped new music Tuesday evening, marking his first new solo music since dropping his My Dear Melancholy EP in March 2018.

The song seems to tell the story of a man who is “tryna find the one that can fix me” and who is “tryna be a better man” but can’t get past the fact that he’s “heartless.”

The song’s narrator freely admits to — yet seems ashamed of — using drugs and women for sex, and generally doing what he knows is ultimately bad, both for himself and for others, but can’t seem to stop.

“Photoshoots, I’m a star now, I’m talkin’ Time, Rolling Stone, and Bazaar now. Sellin’ dreams to these girls with their guard down, Seven years, I’ve been swimmin’ with the sharks now,” The Weeknd sings in the notably dark tune.

“And I’m back to my ways ’cause I’m heartless. All this money and this pain got me heartless. Low life for life ’cause I’m heartless,” he reiterates in the chorus. “Tryna be a better man, but I’m heartless. Never be a weddin’ plan for the heartless. Low life for life ’cause I’m heartless.”

The Weeknd teased his new music earlier on Tuesday when he took to Twitter to tell fans, “TONIGHT WE START A BRAIN MELTING PSYCHOTIC CHAPTER LET’S GOOOO.”