As most of you know by now, Lana Del Rey featured on a song on Abel Tesfaye, better known as The Weeknd’s, new album ‘Beauty Behind the Madness.’ Abel recently spoke to Pitchfork about his new album and about working with Lana. He reveals that she was definitely the first feature he wanted to bring to the album.
Pitchfork: What character did Lana Del Rey play on the album?
AT: Me and Lana have been friends for a long time. I’ve inspired her, she’s inspired me. I feel like we’ve always been talking to each other through our music. She is the girl in my music, and I am the guy in her music. It’s just this ghostly collaboration that feels the most natural on the whole album. Even the whole monologue intro on “Lonely Star” from Thursday—I just realized now that that’s Lana. That’s Lana’s voice. [laughs] I mean, it’s my voice pitched up, but it’s her, it’s who she is. She was definitely the first feature that I wanted to bring on this album.
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Thank you @LanaDelRey for lending your beautiful presence to this project. You mean the world.
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) August 28, 2015