I Was Never There
by The Weeknd (featuring Gesaffelstein)

Album: My Dear Melancholy (2018)
Charted: 35
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  • The Weeknd recorded this synth-laden track for My Dear Melancholy. The EP focuses on the R&B singer's emotions over the ending of past relationships. Here, The Weeknd resorts to copious drugs and mindless sex to numb the pain of his heartbreak.

    Ooh, now I know what love is
    And I know it ain't you for sure
    You'd rather something toxic
    So, I poison myself again, again
    'Til I feel nothing


    As with the rest of My Dear Melancholy, there is speculation as to whether the song relates to The Weeknd's past relationships with model Bella Hadid and/or singer Selena Gomez.
  • Dear Melancholy's only feature is techno artist Gesaffelstein who produced this track and "Hurt You." The French DJ is best known in the hip-hop world for his co-production credits on Kanye West's Yeezus tracks "Black Skinhead" and "Send It Up."
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