Less Than Zero

Album: Dawn FM (2022)
Charted: 53
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  • The Weeknd often sings about his hedonistic lifestyle and how he can't stop himself. He presents himself as a heartless person unwilling to make the necessary sacrifices to engage in a committed relationship. Here, he regrets his self-destructive behavior. Abel Tesfaye's cheating and drug habits have ruined a romance where once he was the girl's hero. Now she considers him "less than zero" and the guilt is eating him up.
  • This is the penultimate song from Dawn FM, a concept album of sorts where The Weeknd takes a journey in the afterlife. By now, the singer is feeling utterly unworthy and torturing himself because of his nihilistic conduct. It's only on the final track, "Phantom Regret," that Tesfaye lets go of his regrets, makes peace with himself, and walks into the light.
  • The Weeknd co-wrote and co-produced this electronic track with Max Martin and Oscar Holter. The two Swedish producers also played guitar, bass and keys on the song. Martin and Holter contributed to 13 out of the 16 tracks on Dawn FM, including its lead single, "Take My Breath."


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