December 23, 2014


Listen to The Weeknd's New 'Fifty Shades' Track "Earned It"

Burak Cingi/Redferns via Getty Images
Burak Cingi/Redferns via Getty Images

When Beyoncé's re-work of "Crazy in Love" dropped back in July, the sinister, sexy take on Queen B's huge hit was the perfect musical pairing for the hugely anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey flick. Not a lot has been revealed about the soundtrack since then, but now The Weeknd is bringing a new number into the fold, and it's just as ideal for the forthcoming guilty pleasure as Bey's contribution.

Like "Love Me Harder," his collaboration with Ariana Grande, "Earned It" offers up bedroom eyes by the score, with Abel Tesfaye's velvet vocals going down as smooth as the hypnotizing, orchestral build behind him.

While the subject matter of Fifty Shades of Grey may be a surprise to those who haven't read the insanely popular series (the captivating romance of Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey involves scenes chock full o' BDSM that would make any reader blush), The Weeknd's "Earned It" is just as coy with its lyrics: "You know our love would be tragic / So you don't pay it, don't pay it no mind / We live with no lies / You're my favorite kind of night." Steamy, scintillating and cinematic—just like the story behind the movie.

UPDATE: The video's here! IT'S QUITE NSFW—you've been warned:

Listen to The Weeknd's "Earned It" above, and be sure to check out Fifty Shades of Grey when it hits theaters February 13. (Juuuust in time for Valentine's Day. Aren't you glad you've got your soundtrack figured out already?)