The Method of Water to Characteristic Music from The Weeknd

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Pop artist The Weeknd in The Dawn FM Experience.

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In about two weeks time, people will lastly see Avatar: The Way of Water in theaters. There’s been quite a lot of speak about if the multi-delayed, debatably long-awaited sequel to the 2009 juggernaut has something to supply throughout its 3-hour runtime past beautiful visuals and blue folks with dreadlocks. And to that, James Cameron has stated: “What if I bought a pop star to do music for the movie?”

Yep, The Method of Water has an enormous musical identify hooked up to it within the type of The Weeknd. The artist himself broke the information on Twitter (which was later corroborated by the movie’s producer Jon Landau), saying that his tune (or possibly songs, plural?) shall be dropping on December 16, the identical day that The Method of Water shall be releasing. It’s removed from the primary time that The Weeknd has proven up on a soundtrack for an enormous movie: he first bought into the soundtrack sport with 2013’s The Starvation Video games: Catching Fireplace, then for 50 Shades of Gray the next yr. He’s additionally achieved music for Sport of Thrones, Black Panther, and even American Dad a pair years again.

The Weeknd doing music for Avatar remains to be noteworthy, given how shut it’s coming after Rihanna’s two singles for Black Panther: Wakanda Eternally. It was understandably shocking, however not unwelcome, that Disney managed to get her to ship her first music in six years the place she wasn’t a visitor star on another person’s observe. Whereas working with large musical stars has at all times been a factor that Disney does, it feels prefer it’s been a while for the reason that company has locked down two big-name artists in a row. And it makes you surprise who else they’ve bought ready within the wings to supply vocals for a few of their large hits set to launch inside the subsequent couple of months.

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