Save Your Tears: Pairing vocalists The Weeknd and Ariana Grande, the song is a torch ballad-slash-summer anthem about holding in tears until the significant other returns. The video is animated and shows a surreal treatment of both artists as they hang out and make music. It’s fun and easy to follow.
The video uses a mix of live-action and animation and is styled like an old cartoon. A boxer, wearing a red jacket, disposes of his opponent in a match…but then something unexpected happens. This collaboration will be the third time the Weeknd and Grande have worked together, previously on his song – Love Me Harder – which also marked his first work with Max Martin.
Everyone has that one song-“that one song” that they can play on repeat for hours on end. For us, it’s Calvin Harris’ “Save Your Tears. 221; We love it because it speaks to what we do here at Spotify. The Weeknd has been playing to sold-out nights all over the world on his current tour, and all of the songs from “After Hours” that have been released so far have topped the charts. “Blinding Lights” became the fourth most-streamed track in Spotify history and the fastest to reach 2 billion streams.
Despite the recent illness, rapper The Weeknd has had a monumentally successful year. His album was one of the most downloaded of the year and his tour grossed nearly $30 million. He has also supported numerous charities and non-profit organizations that are close to his heart, including the Kennedy Center of the Performing Arts, MusiCares, and the Children’s Defense Fund. He has also donated more than 3 million for charities and causes ranging from Covid-19, MusiCares, and to the victims of the explosion in Beirut last summer.