The Weeknd joins Ariana Grande in what can arguably be called her first sensual song.
In lieu of a full album stream a week before its release, as is customary for most albums these days, Ariana Grande has shared what is perhaps the most talked-about song on the My Everything tracklist, her collaboration with The Weeknd.
A midtempo love song, "Love Me Harder" takes after her new Big Sean collaboration, "Best Mistake", more than her two upbeat 2014 smashes "Problem" and "Break Free". Like "Break Free", however, "Love Me Harder" steps away from the soulful r&b Grande has built her name on and maneuvers her instrument between trendy swells of synth and bass, courtesy of producers The Weeknd, Savan Kotecha (One Direction, Bieber) and Max Martin (basically major pop singer since Britney Spears).
My Everything is out next week, August 25.
Ariana Grande, My Everything Tracklist:
02 Problem (feat. Iggy Azalea)
03 One Last Time
04 Why Try
05 Break Free (feat. Zedd)
06 Best Mistake (feat. Big Sean)
07 Be My Baby (feat. Cashmere Cat)
08 Break Your Heart Right Back (feat. Childish Gambino)
09 Love Me Harder (Ariana Grande & The Weeknd)
10 A Little Bit Of Your Heart
11 Hands On Me (feat. ASAP Ferg)
12 My Everything