“Something is coming,” the Weeknd tweeted on Christmas Eve. Seven hours later, the Toronto singer was delivering a pair of early Christmas gift to fans including a new track titled “Low Life” featuring Future.
The surprise collaboration caps off a huge 2015 for both artists: The Weeknd enjoyed his breakout year thanks to a pair of Hot 100-topping singles (“Can’t Feel My Face,” “The Hills”) as well as his Beauty Behind the Madness, which was nominated for the Album of the Year Grammy and finished Number Five on Rolling Stone‘s 50 Best Albums of 2015 list; Abel Tesfaye scooped up seven nominations total at the 2016 Grammys.
Future’s go-to beatmaker Metro Boomin and the Weeknd’s “Often” co-producer Ben Billions teamed up for “Low Life.” On the laid-back collaborative track, Future raps, “Make ’em take a sip of Ace of Spade like its water / I’ve been on the molly and the Xans with your daughter / If she catch me cheating, I will never tell her sorry,” while the Weeknd sings on the chorus, “I’m reppin’ for that low life.”
In addition to “Low Life,” the Weeknd also shared his remix of Jeremih’s “Pass Dat,” a track off the singer’s new LP Late Nights.