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As The Weeknd’s new album, Dawn FM … dawned, and so did fan theories. Abel Tesfaye never shy away from drawing on his personal life in his music – remember my dear sadness And all Selena Gomez references? Still, a certain song on Dawn FM She surprised fans with her words: “I heard that you are married.” Sounds like a shot in The Weeknd’s “Save Your Tears” and “off the table” collaborator Ariana Grande? The same Ariana Grande that fans often think dated The Weeknd and who actually married last year as The Weeknd geared up to follow up on his 2020 crash, After hours. Have The Weeknd and Ari hooked up – and has he saved his tears about the split for his new album? And on top of all that, how does Angelina Jolie fit into this mess?! Let’s break it down.
Nothing good, that’s for sure! The Weeknd saves some of the biggest punches from one of the last songs in Dawn FM, in which he sings about being in a “trouble” with a woman he’s already taken. “It pains me to think I’m sharing with you,” he sings in the first clip. Later, he goes on to say things more clearly: “Why are you with him even if you’re cheating?” He asks his partner. As the song went on, he decided to leave the relationship, telling the girl in question, “I can’t be with you/You’re so deceitful, girl.” Sorry for this woman!
The Weeknd doesn’t make the topic of “I Heard You Married” too obvious, but it’s certainly possible to read between the lines. First, we know that two of Weekend’s most notable elixir (not to mention some of his favorite singing themes), Bella Hadid and Selena Gomez, are not married. That opens the door to some speculation as to other women The Weeknd might have been involved in… including Grande. After collaborating on 2014’s sensual duo “Love Me Harder,” the two reconnected in 2020 for “off the table,” another duet for Grande’s album. attitudes, is widely seen as a declaration of love for her then-new boyfriend, Dalton Gomez. About half a year later, in April 2021, Grande jumped on a remix of The Weeknd’s After hours One “Save your tears.” At this point, she was engaged to Gomez, just weeks away from her intimate wedding, and in theory, she could have been intimate with The Weeknd as well. (and how was it Hears Was she married? we will, He loved InstaPost, for a start.) The two went on to perform “Save Your Tears” at the iHeartRadio Music Awards in late May and released a live show for Vevo called “Away from the Table” in July, both of which are said after Grande’s wedding.
Don’t buy it? Let’s look at the text. Genius investigators say early phrase “I showed this, but girl, I blame myself” could be a reference to Grande attitudes The song “Just Like Magic”, which also touches on apparition (in its case, “good karma”). Some clips also say that the phrase “too good to believe” in the chorus may be derived from a favorite saying of Ari’s song, which appears in songs like “Situations” (“You’re too good to believe”) and “Someone like u” ( “Baby this time, please don’t be too good to be true”), and they are both out attitudes. Perhaps the most compelling evidence, or at least the most striking coincidence: the song The Weeknd features Lil Wayne, who previously worked with Grande on “Let Me Love You,” a poem to Love from her 2016 album, dangerous woman. can who – which Was the song about the weekend? The jury is still out.
Here is where things get a bit more blurry. Some fans hold on to others Dawn FM Lyrics as references to Grande, but not all of those verified. On the album’s first proper theme song, “Gasoline,” for example, The Weeknd sings, “I’m falling asleep to REM/Trying not to lose my faith.” Sure, Grande has a song and a beauty line called “Rem” but the next line is the important part — a nod to the “loss of my religion” of the broad-based rock band REM, which shares the darker vocal palette the Weeknd uses on Dawn FM. Sometimes it’s not that deep.
Elsewhere, in the song “Here We Go… Again,” The Weeknd previously addresses a new, lesser known man. “Your girlfriend Trina paired you up with someone more famous/But instead you ended up with a very simple, anonymous person,” he sings. Now, this could also be The Weeknd’s confirmed ex Bella Hadid, who is currently dating A man that not many people know by face or name, Artistic Director Mark Kalman. But let’s go back a few lines from before, as The Weeknd sings about living big after his Super Bowl performance. “It was said that you want your boyfriend to be jealous with a pair of pictures,” he sings seriously. “And you weren’t expecting to get caught up in my war once you had that penis.” At the time, Grande was working with Gomez – a not-so-popular real estate agent – and working on a remix of “Save Your Tears” with The Weeknd. Could this be part of Grande’s stunt on Gomez that escalated? If so, The Weeknd goes on to sing “Here We Go… Again” that he doesn’t care. “My new girl, she’s a movie star,” he sings in the same clip, in apparent confirmation of his rumored relationship with Angelina Jolie. The real buried LED is here!
Oh, and another note about movie stars: The Weeknd’s album, curated as a radio broadcast, only saw Jim Carrey as a DJ. If The Weeknd is singing about a breakup from Grande, these details may be a sore spot given her well-documented friendship with the comedian.
Nothing yet. The pop star didn’t congratulate her (ex?) girlfriend on the release of her new album on Instagram. But contrary to some reports, she also has not unfollowed him on Instagram. Remember, she no longer honors us with her presence on Twitter. Ms. Grande appears to be satisfied with her quiet married life for the time being.