The Weeknd says that he wants to share new music along with every new episode of HBO’s The Idol. He announced the decision in a post on Instagram, Wednesday, while sharing a shot from the show. He says that he’ll begin by dropping Jocelyn’s pop song, “World Class Sinner”,” and the theme score, “The Lure.”
“I was planning on dropping the whole soundtrack for idol by the finale, but I’m too hyped…” The Weeknd captioned the image. “Instead, I wanna drop new music from the show every week with each episode. I’m excited for you guys to hear what we’ve been cooking and all these new incredible artists that are a part of this show… this week… Jocelyn’s pop song ‘world class sinner’ and ‘the lure’ (theme score)… episode 2 this Sunday.”
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Fans had mixed responses to the post. One fan commented: “we don’t care about the show bro just drop an album,” while another wrote: “Respectfully, Episode 1 was dog water.” The fans on The Weeknd’s post are far from the only ones with negative reactions to the new series. It currently boasts just a 27% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Many took issue with the explicit nature of the show.
The Weeknd recently responded to critics’ complaints during an interview with The New York Times. “When I first started making music, it was the exact same thing,” he said. “It was provocative, and I knew it was going to be tough for people. And a lot of people didn’t like it. Not to compare it, but I feel that this is kind of like that again. This is not going to be for everybody, and that’s fine. We’re not politicians.” Check out The Weeknd’s recent announcement on Instagram here.