Remember You

Album: O.N.I.F.C. (2012)
Charted: 63

Songfacts®:

  • Wiz raps about a woman who has one night to imprint herself on his memory on the second single from his sophomore album, O.N.I.F.C.. The song features moody vocals from Canadian R&B recording artist and record producer The Weeknd, and was produced by Illangelo & Dpat. It was released September 24, 2012.
  • Khalifa revealed to Hip-Hop Wired that it was The Weeknd - real name Abel Tesfaye - who reached out to him with the song. "He calls me and he is really excited about it," he recalled. "He sent it to me and we got it done, and he follows up on it. It's really away from the character people know him for."
  • Khalifa told MTV News that The Weeknd sent him the demo, saying, "Yo, I got this beat, I got this song idea and we should rock with it." "When we put it together, it started off small," he continued, "and then it just grew to something so major and it was like, 'Yo, we gotta run with it man. The vibe on here is incredible. It's beautiful."
  • Khalifa told Artist Direct the story behind his lyrics. He explained: "The Weeknd and I simply wanted to go in and talk about both sides of things. When he sent me the record, he had come so crazy on it. He was talking so much s--t that it was like, 'Man, I've got to come from a different angle but still be myself and mesh with the song. 'I figured I'd talk about the same thing he was saying but from a personal point of view, given the real visual of it. I'm glad it came out like that. I thought about it for about 15 minutes and spit it out." Khalifa added that rather than the lyrics being about two sides of a relationship, they are, "two sides of what The Weeknd is talking about." He explained: "He's singing about a chick really proving herself, and I'm telling her why she should prove herself. I think this collaboration was just supposed to happen."
  • The Ryan Hope-directed video tells a cautionary tale of living life too fast as we see Wiz throw a terrifying party.

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