More than a week since The Weeknd teased a connection to the upcoming Black Panther film, and just two days after Kendrick Lamar unveiled its star-studded soundtrack, the men share their joint effort, "Pray For Me." (The duo previously collaborated on the Starboy cut "Sidewalks.")
Over a beat of blunted synth pads, Abel opens the show with his classically dark introspection: "Tell me who's gonna save me from myself? / When this life is all I know / Tell me who's gonna save me from this hell? / Without you, I'm all alone / Who gon' pray for me? / Take my pain for me? / Save my soul for me?"
K.Dot enters with trademark confidence and determination: "I fight the world, I fight you, I fight myself / I fight God, just tell me how many burdens left / I fight pain and hurricanes, today I wept / I'm tryna fight back tears, flood on my doorsteps."