The Weeknd Drops Sneak Peek of 'The Idol' Soundtrack


| LAST UPDATE 04/14/2023

By Amelie Durham
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The Weeknd has just given us a little taste of what's to come on his upcoming HBO series, The Idol, and our eyes are glued to our screens! In a recent Instagram post, Tesfaye gave fans a short yet tantalizing sneak peek into what we can expect from his soon-to-be-released TV project.

Joined by the legendary producer Mike Dean, the video featured an orchestra playing a spine-chillingly beautiful melody, and The Weeknd captioned it with "THE IDOL VOL. 1, coming soon (double fantasy & Jealous Guy just a taste)," and it was just what the doctor ordered! It's no secret that The Idol has been in the works for a while now, and fans have been chomping at the bit for the series premiere. Thankfully, The Weeknd has been keeping us on our toes by dropping hints and snippets, and with the inclusion of Mike Dean and other renowned artists like BLACKPINK's Jennie, Troye Sivan, Moses Sumney, Dan Levy, and Hari Nef, expectations are running high!

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The Weeknd and Mike Dean have collaborated on various projects in recent times, and their fans can't seem to get enough of their work. During one of his recent Instagram Live sessions, the singer shared a sneak peek from his studio sessions with Mike Dean - and it looks like the one and only Future made an appearance on one of their tracks! The rapper's unmistakable voice was featured in a song that had a captivating slinky, synth-powered beat. You can only imagine how ecstatic fans were with the revelation! In another Instagram post, we saw a blurry picture of Mike Dean playing synths in the background with a desert emoji and a question mark.

Fans couldn't help but assume that this would only mean that The Weeknd might be taking the stage at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in 2023. During his co-headlining set with Swedish House Mafia in 2022, he teased the possibility of a return by saying, "You guys said, 'See you at the desert' on Live. Exposed! I got exposed!" Ha! Abel loves to tease us! All said and done, we can't wait to see what he has in store for us regarding The Idol and more new music. As for us, we're keeping our eyes locked on his socials for more glimpses into his studio sessions and maybe even some sneak peeks into what's coming up on his next album! You better believe we won't miss a single update!

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