The Weeknd Taps Ariana Grande For "Die For You" Remix

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Ariana Grande joins The Weeknd for the "Die For You" remix.

The Weeknd will finally close out the Dawn FM chapter of his career tomorrow when HBO debuts his highly-anticipated televised LA concert, Live At The SoFi. Dawn FM is one of his most ambitious projects to date, fleshed out by a tight group of collaborators. Tyler, The Creator and Lil Wayne were the only two credited on the tracklist while Summer Walker jumped on the “Best Friends” remix. For the most part, The Weeknd largely worked alongside electronic producers like Calvin Harris and Swedish House Mafia.

Unfortunately, fans were hoping that they’d see Ariana Grande and The Weeknd connect, once again. The two built a strong rapport over the years with records like “Love Me Harder” off of Ariana Grande’s debut album, My Everything. Fans immediately praised the chemistry but the next time they worked together would be six years later on Positions standout, “Off The Table.” The two don’t collaborate as much as fans hoped. Whenever they do link up, it’s certainly magic.

The Weeknd Revisits "Starboy" Era With Ariana Grande On “Die For You (Remix)”

Though Ariana Grande is busy working on WIcked!, she put in some time to come through for a new remix for a friend. This week, The Weeknd revisits Starboy with the official remix of “Die For You” alongside Ariana Grande. Two years after they joined forces on “Save Your Tears (Remix),” they’ve reunited to revisit the classic record off of the 2016 album.

Prior to its release, Grande hinted at an upcoming collab with The Weeknd in an Instagram video. She previewed her verse as she filmed herself recording for the remix. “Wrote and recorded a verse for my friend after a 14-hour day on set,” wrote Grande. “This certain exception had to be made…” Shortly after, The Weeknd reposted the clip before formally announcing the single a day later Peep the latest collaboration from Ariana Grande and The Weeknd above and sound off with your thoughts in the comments.

Quotable Lyrics
You know what I'm thinkin', see it in your eyes
You hate that you want me, hate it when you cry
It ain't workin' 'cause you're perfect (Mm)
And I know you deserve it
I can't walk away

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