In many ways, a collaboration between R&B underground sensation The Weeknd and electro artist Kavinsky makes a lot of sense. The Weeknd’s music garners a lot of attention for his provocative lyrics and left-field production turns, while Kavinsky gained notoriety for his work on the excellent Drive soundtrack, which is equally dark and sinister as the music made by Abel Tesfaye.
The two join forces on a remix of Kavinsky’s track “Odd Look,” first found on his 2013 album Outrun. Tesfaye’s vulnerable vocal delivery works wonderfully next to Kavinsky’s assured production, which will undoubtedly lead listeners to anticipate further collaborations between the two, if we may be so lucky.
The OddLook EP is due out in August via Casablanca/Republic/Record Makers.