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New: Doja Cat spices up The Weeknd’s “In Your Eyes” with remix. Listen here:

The Weeknd has unveiled yet another string of high-profile remixes by offering a new take on the chart-topping After Hours song by collaborating with Doja Cat.

This follows several other After Hours remixes, including a Lil Uzi Vert remix of “Heartless” and a Major Lazer remix of “Blinding Lights” since initial release of the entire album in March 2020.

The remix came out at the cut of midnight last night Wednesday, 21st May; shortly after the duo teased the collaboration on social media earlier this week in a series of tweets.

Doja teased the collab on her Twitter on May 19th, 2020, first; with The Weeknd confirming the collaboration in a subsequent tweet and revealing the track’s official artwork and release date the next day.

On the remix to “In Your Eyes,” The Weeknd enlists Doja Cat for a verse and some new backing vocals; who does both sing and raps on the remix on this particular record.

The In Your Eyes (Remix) has a play time of 3minutes 57 seconds and was produced by The Weeknd, Oscar Holter & Max Martin who also wrote it as well.

Despite the song’s buoyant, synth-tipped melodies, the lyrics hint at the doubts and fears that can transpire when expressing vulnerable feelings within a relationship. The remix includes a sort of call-and-response to Weeknd’s lyrics. “You always try to hide the pain/You always know just what to say/I always look the other way,” the Weeknd sings. “I’m blind, I’m blind/In your eyes, you lie, but I don’t let it define you/Oh, define you.” Doja Cat continues the conversation with her sultry verse. “I never lied when I cried for you,” she croons. “And I know you cried, too … always had to say bye to you.” Later, she raps, “One day I’m giving you space, and the next day you’re giving me face” about the song’s push-and-pull emotions.

The track dropped shortly after the Canadian singer announced that he was postponing the After Hours Tour to 2021 that was to cover North America, the UK and Europe and due to the pandemic, it has been officially rescheduled. “See you when it’s safe,” he captioned the announcement, referring to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The tour will begin June 12, 2021, with more dates to be announced.

courtesy of The Weeknd’s Instagram

In case you are the type who loves to sing along, here you go:

In Your Eyes (Remix) The Weeknd Feat. Doja Cat LYRICS:

[Intro: Doja Cat & The Weeknd]

Oh

Yeah

[Verse 1: The Weeknd]

I just pretend that I’m in the dark, and

I don’t regret ’cause my heart can’t take a loss

I’d rather be so oblivious

I’d rather be with you

[Pre-Chorus: The Weeknd]

When it’s said, when it’s done, yeah

I don’t ever wanna know

I can tell what you done, yeah

When I look at you

 

[Chorus: The Weeknd]

In your eyes

I see there’s something burning inside you

Oh, inside you

In your eyes, I know it hurts to smile but you try to

Oh, you try to

 

[Post-Chorus: The Weeknd]

You always try to hide the pain

You always know just what to say

I always look the other way

I’m blind, I’m blind

In your eyes, you lie, but I don’t let it define you

Oh, define you

[Verse 2: Doja Cat & The Weeknd]

I never lied when I cried for you

And I know you cried, too (Know you cried, too)

You’re really nice, just couldn’t get now you’re through

Always had to say, “Bye,” to you (And I taught myself to say)

Love the way you’re talkin’, love your style but, ooh, babe

I know that you got it for me and it’s [?], too hard to see you

Hate the way I feel love, only hurts with real love

And he’s taking every part of me, when you look, you can see love

One day, I’m giving you space

And the next day, you’re giving me faces

And I like parties, not displaces

Comin’ out of my bag for you to get wasted

(I can’t stop staring at you)

It’s like I forgot that staring is rude

And that’s what five shots could turn me into (Oh, yeah)

But you’ve done most things that gentlemens do (Oh), so

[Pre-Chorus: The Weeknd]

When it’s said, when it’s done, yeah

I would never let you know (Let you know)

I’m ashamed of what I’ve done, yeah

When I look at you

[Chorus: The Weeknd]

In your eyes (Your eyes)

I see there’s something burning inside you (Inside you)

Oh, inside you (Inside you)

In your eyes, I know it hurts to smile but you try to (Try to)

Oh, you try to (I try to, babe)

[Post-Chorus: The Weeknd]

You always try to hide the pain (Oh, oh)

You always know just what to say (Yeah, yeah)

I always look the other way

I’m blind, I’m blind

In your eyes, you lie, but I don’t let it define you (Oh)

Oh, define you

[Outro: Doja Cat]

Oh

You can check out the Remix below: