Music Break: The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar – Pray For Me

February 3, 2018

Apparently this is on the “Black Panther” soundtrack .
Looking like a huge blockbuster, can only imagine the impact in Africa, Asia, South America.

NPR:

Just days after Kendrick Lamar shared the official tracklist to Marvel’s Black Panther soundtrack, the rapper and Toronto R&B star The Weeknd unleash their collaboration from the album, “Pray For Me.”

“Tell me who’s goin’ save me from myself / When this life is all I know? / Tell me / Who’s goin’ save me from this hell? / Without you, I’m all alone,” croons Weeknd over the analog, quasi-dance beat.

“Pray For Me,” produced by Sounwave, CuBeatz, Cardo and Matt Schaeffer, sounds like a bonus track off Weeknd’s 2016 album Starboy: futuristic and fast-paced. Though Kendrick lends his talents by adding in a rap verse, this song was clearly made for The Weeknd to run with. The Weeknd and K. Dot have been mutual fans of one another for years and “Pray For Me” marks the second time the two chart-toppers have collaborated, following their 2016 track “Sidewalks” off Starboy.

Other famous features on the Kendrick Lamar and TDE-curated soundtrack range from Travis Scott and 2 Chainz to James Blake and Jorja Smith. “Pray For Me” is the third official preview off the album following “All The Stars” and “King’s Dead.” Fans now know that this cut appears as the last song on Black Panther: The Album and it closes out the project on a menacing note.


Elite Daily:

Today is a good day, and that’s because we’ve got some pretty kickass new music from The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar. Their new track just dropped, and it will be featured on the upcoming Black Panther movie soundtrack. As if we weren’t already pumped to go see this movie, now we’ve got yet another reason. The song, called “Pray For Me,” is so damn good. It’s one of those pieces of music that we didn’t know we needed, and now that we have it, we can’t imagine our life without it. Am I being dramatic? Yes (and I don’t care). What’s even more amazing are The Weeknd & Kendrick Lamar’s “Pray For Me” song lyrics, because they are actual fire. The words can and will make you feel things.

We start off with The Weeknd spitting some serious truth:

Then, the song really picks up. I mean, just take a look at the chorus:

Oh, you thought it was good so far? Well, just wait for Kendrick Lamar’s lyrics:

Well, damn, you guys. That’s INTENSE.

And guess what? I freaking love it.

According to Complex, Lamar made a statement regarding how privileged he feels to be a part of the Black Panther film. He said, “The magnitude of this film showcases a great marriage of art and culture. I’m truly honored to contribute my knowledge of producing sound and writing music alongside [director Ryan Coogler] and Marvel’s vision.”

We knew that the collab between Lamar and The Weeknd was coming, as it was announced in January of 2017:

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