The singer The Weeknd first teased the unexpected collaboration, posting a photo of the duo onto Twitter. He didn’t write anything in the caption beside tagging the Spanish singer Rosalía, but just a few hours later, he surprised fans by giving them a bilingual remix.
This track, with the addition of Rosalía, becomes The Weeknd’s latest bilingual venture since he hopped onto Maluma’s remix for “Hawái” a few months ago. On that song, The Weeknd gives the record breaking single a new.
Before he tested out his Spanish singing chops on “Hawái,” the singer gave himself the name, “El Fin De Semana,” or “The Weekend” in Spanish. Rosalía gave her collaborator another nickname, writing, “BLINDING LIGHTS con el AbelitooOoo” in her Instagram post about the remix.
Prior to this new remix, The Weeknd’s single has already been one of the most popular songs this year. Since dropping back in November of 2019, the single has been a staple on the Billboard Hot 100 every single week.