The Weeknd - Nothing Is Lost (You Give Me Strength)
To anyone with a functioning pair of ears, it will only take a few seconds to realise that this collaboration between The Weeknd and Swedish House Mafia is lifted from the soundtrack to the behemoth that is the new Avatar sequel. Following the same trajectory as the movie, which is nothing more than a 192-minute glorified high-definition screensaver, this song is a textbook case of style over substance. It's proof that the more forced emotion and overproduction you throw at something, the less emotional and dynamic it becomes. It all feels strangely sluggish and as flat as a cold pancake.
Track Link: https://youtu.be/BkeAbsqvtVo
Homework #1: The Weeknd - Blinding Lights / https://youtu.be/4NRXx6U8ABQ
Homework #2: Swedish House Mafia - Heaven Takes... / https://youtu.be/kYHoSET3SGU
Homework #3: Simon Franglen - Into The Water / https://youtu.be/fjL0Vso-YtY