The Weeknd Previews Playboi Carti New Song at ‘The Idol’ Cannes Film Festival Premiere

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The Weeknd previewed a new Playboi Carti collaboration at Cannes Film Festival this week, where he premiered his new HBO show The Idol.

On Monday, May 22, as the Canadian hitmaker and his co-stars Lily-Rose Depp and director Sam Levinson arrived at the festival, the unreleased song could be heard playing on the red carpet in France.

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The bouncy song, which is reminiscent of The Neptunes’ late ’90s/early ’00s vibe, has vocals from both The Weeknd and Playboi Carti.

Listen to a snippet below:

The first two episodes of The Idol, which will debut on HBO on June 4, were received with a standing ovation lasting more than five minutes.

The episodes “shocked” Cannes with “revenge porn photos of bodily fluids on Depp’s face, masturbation with ice cubes, nightclub-owning scam artists and vile Hollywood sycophants,” according to Variety.

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In January 2022, The Weeknd released Dawn FM, which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and sold around 148,000 total album-equivalent units in its first week.

Most recently, the singer released a new track with Future called “Double Fantasy” in April as part of original music for The Idol.

He also released a remix of his 2017 single “Die for You” with Ariana Granda in February after it gained resurgence on TikTok.