The Weeknd released his remix of Beyoncé's "Drunk In Love" yesterday, which was also his 24th birthday. This remix comes after a number of other artists remixed the track this, including Detail and Kanye West.
In The Weeknd's remix, the chipmunk vocal sample used prominently in the original is much less featured, but still faintly heard in the background. The track strips away the bouncy synth riff in exchange for more bass with a chilling reverb effect.
Besides remixing the track itself, The Weeknd also rewrote the lyrics. His version of the song is less about love and doing more than just drinking. He sings about doing "Percocets, Adderall, ecstasy, pussy, money, weed." That isn't a list of things he sings about, that is actually a line from the song.
Hear the track above. Also, listen to Kanye West's "Drunk In Love" remix.
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