The Weeknd—aka Abel Tesfaye—recently stopped by Saturday Night Live to debut a new song, “Scared to Live.”
The singer took to the stage in a red blazer and bloodied face makeup—a look he recently adopted for the video of “Blinding Lights”—and was joined by producer Oneohtrix Point Never. “They just made you feel lonely / But I am not the man I used to be / Did some things I couldn’t let you see / Refused to be the one who taints your heart,” Tesfaye crooned.
“Scared to Live,” which has yet to hit streaming services, also features a sample of Elton John’s 1970 classic, “Your Song.” The new tune is expected to appear on The Weeknd’s forthcoming album, After Hours.
Earlier during the comedy sketch show, the Canadian singer performed a soulful rendition of “Blinding Lights.” Tesfaye also made a cameo during the “Weekend Update” segment of the episode.
Tesfaye’s forthcoming After Hours album is set to arrive on March 20. Last week, the singer previewed the record with a sinister short film of the same name. Watch his SNL performances below.
“Scared to Live”: