The Weeknd & SZA Teases Long-Lost Collaboration

The Weeknd and SZA has a collaboration in the works that probably shouldn’t see the light of day, but there’s now a chance after SZA admitted she’s open to re-recording her verse.

Solana once recorded a remix for The Weeknd’s Starboy excellent “Die For You,” but the track never hit streaming services. Earlier this week, SZA confirmed that the remix exists, but she wants to re-record her verse before it’s ever officially released.

“Lmao this is super old but it exists. I should re-record it,” she replied to a fan’s Instagram comment.

SZA’s comments went viral and eventually reached The Weeknd’s radar, and he fully supported the idea. “Yes thanks,” he tweeted.

The SZA remix debuted in October 2021 on the 18th episode of Abel’s Apple Music Beats 1 radio show Memento Mori. “Die For You” slowly burned to success as a Starboy single and eventually hit no. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100.

SZA and The Weekend teamed up once before on “Power Is Power” with Travis Scott in 2019. The cut landed on For the throne compilation, which was inspired by the massive HBO series Game of Thrones.

Ahead of recording the “Die For You” re-work, SZA has her sights set on releasing her long-awaited sophomore album. The Grammy winner has promised that the project will arrive in December and it has the title SEA

“I feel like music, in this capacity I do not see longevity,” she said. “I like to create, I like to write, I like to sing and I like to share. But I don’t know if it’s sustainable for me or for anybody to chase after superstardom or whatever do right now I’m going to take a good swing at it and I’m going to give them my absolute best.

She later added, “I only do what I want, and this makes me feel free and safe and limitless.”

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