Over Now – Calvin Harris & The Weeknd

After Hours ruled Alpha Data’s first half of 2020 with approximately 1.3 million album units in July and broke the record for most global pre-additions in Apple Music history, with over 1.02 million users. After Hours certainly has its share of pity-partying. But there’s also a vulnerability that goes beyond the usual too- beautiful-for-the-world sulking.

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The Weeknd released their fourth studio album After Hours on March 20, 2020 (XO and Republic Records), produced primarily by The Weeknd along with DaHeala, Illangelo, Max Martin, and Metro Boomin and guest appearances by Chromatics and Lil Uzi Vert. After Hours ruled Alpha Data’s first half of 2020 with approximately 1.3 million album units in July and broke the record for most global pre-additions in Apple Music history, with over 1.02 million users.
It debuted at the top of the US Billboard 200, earning 444,000 album-equivalent units of which 275,000 were pure sales. The album was Weeknd’s fourth number one album and stayed atop the Billboard 200 for four consecutive weeks.

Musically, After Hours hits the best balance yet of the gloomy melodrama of the Weeknd’s early EPs or his 2018 release My Dear Melancholy and the pop slickness of his 2016 LP Starboy — at once lachrymose and sleek, cold but plush, like a lavishly ornamented fallout shelter.
After Hours certainly has its share of pity-partying. But there’s also a vulnerability that goes beyond the usual too- beautiful-for-the-world sulking. “I thought I’d be a better man, but I lied to you and me,” he sings on the magisterial “Faith,” one of a handful of songs produced by Metro Boomin’, referencing “Purple Rain” and “Losing My Religion,” as his floats above cold-storage synths in a sublime display of his signature feathery falsetto athleticism. That vocal finesse is all over the album, and it reminds us that Tesfaye is easily one of the most gifted singers of his generation, able to do for the forlorn cokeover what Al Green did for love and happiness.

Over Now – Calvin Harris & The Weeknd

[Verse 1]

I don’t really care if your tears fall down your face
You know you play the victim every time
I know you gettin’ turnt every night, oh yeah
Your girls ain’t shit, tryna get me off your mind
The same ones who be hittin’ up my line
They’re not your friends

[Pre-Chorus]

I need you to know that
We ain’t ever gonna go back
This time, it got so bad
It’s best for me, it’s best for you
I need you to know that
Tried to love you, but I forced that
All signs, we ignored that
And it’s not the same

[Chorus]

‘Cause it’s over now, oh yeah
Don’t get too confused, girl, it’s over now, oh yeah, uh
No comin’ back around, baby
Nothin’ left to lose, girl, it’s over now (Oh yeah, yeah)

[Verse 2]

So, I take this just to forget you
I don’t regret those memories
And I swear I’m not tryna test
I wish you the best with the life you lead
But you always need that attention
Feedin’ the press, when we don’t speak
But we’re both with somebody else
So please stop callin’ me

[Pre-Chorus]

I need you to know that (Oh girl)
We ain’t ever gonna go back (Oh girl)
This time, it got so bad
It’s not the same

[Chorus]

‘Cause it’s over now, oh yeah
Don’t get too confused, girl, it’s over now, oh yeah, uh
(Stop callin’, stop callin’)
No comin’ back around, baby (Oh, no comin’ back around)
Nothin’ left to lose, girl, it’s over now (Oh yeah, yeah, said)

[Bridge]

Na, na, na, na-na-na-na-na
Na, na, na, na-na-na-na-na
Na, na, na, no, woah (Yeah, yeah)
I said, na-na, na, na, na-na-na-na-na
Na, na, na, na-na-na-na-na
Na, na, na, na-na-na-na-na (Hey)

[Chorus]

‘Cause it’s over now, oh yeah (Stop callin’ me, oh)
Don’t get too confused, girl, it’s over now, oh yeah, uh (Stop callin’ me, hey)
No comin’ back around, baby (No comin’ back around, no, no)
Nothin’ left to lose, girl, it’s over now (Stop callin’ me, yeah)
Oh yeah, uh, yeah

[Outro]

Stop callin’ me back around, back around
Oh yeah
Ooh
Oh, girl
(Please stop comin’ back)
Oh yeah
Stop callin’, stop callin’
Ooh