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“The Idol” Created a Soundtrack That Brings the Show More Attention

Here comes new music with the release of episode number 2 of The Idol. After “World Class Sinner” (Lily-Rose Depp) and “The Lure” (MIKE DEAN & The Weeknd), we finally got something new. The Idol’s soundtrack this time gives us three tracks. There’s one we already know, “Double Fantasy” feat. Future, then we have 5 minutes of MIKE DEAN’s pure magic (“Devil’s Paradise“), and most importantly the single “Family.” This last one has the precious voice of Suzanna Son – actress mostly known for the role of Strawberry in Red Rocket – and, of course, The Weeknd. 

The Canadian songwriter has decided to give more space to the co-protagonists of his series. It seems indeed that, for this project, The Weeknd’s final goal is more about presenting and promoting the show than being focused on his personal music. Not that the two things don’t go together. But these drops have to be seen as part of something bigger – a soundtrack full of atmosphere to keep viewers glued to the screen. 

In the meantime, The Idol is proceeding slowly with big numbers. The TV series has got attention, and this is what The Weeknd has always tried to search for – the same way as the characters of The Idol do. 

Surface and Depth of Entertainment

Take Lily-Rose Depp – her Jocelyn is fully immersed in the chaotic life that fame gave her. She’s not too sure that she actually likes what she does. It’s probably the opposite. When, during episode 1, Jocelyn talks to Tedros (The Weeknd) about “World Class Sinner” and says she doesn’t like it because it’s not authentic. But, on the other hand, everyone from her team is satisfied with it, because they think it could get her more attention. And the attention, the eyes constantly on you, the superficiality of this world is what revolves around The Idol

The show wants to bring to the public both the surface and depth of the entertainment. A double meaning that has always been behind The Weeknd’s music. Now it’s the same with The Idol. More episodes are yet to come, and it’s gonna be controversial. But you know what? We like it this way.

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