The Weeknd – Nothing Compares | Lyrics Meaning & Song Review
The Weeknd released his 2020 album ‘After Hours’ last week and looks like he is not finished just yet. Three days later, the singer released three more tracks, “Missed You,” “Nothing Compares,” and “Final Lullaby” as bonus tracks off the album.
‘After Hours‘ is The Weeknd’s fourth studio album released on March 20, 2020. The album produced singles such as “Blinding Lights,” “Heartless,” title track “After Hours” and “Scare To Live” all throughout 2020. Abel himself called this album his ‘PSYCHOTIC CHAPTER’ at the reveal of the album.
On “Nothing Compares,” The Weeknd continues with the most common theme of his album–his failed romances. He seems to realize that there is nothing that could compare to the love they had and similarly the emptiness that was left behind when they broke up.
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“Nothing Compares” Lyrics Meaning & Song Review
In the beginning of the song, The Weeknd seems to let us know that this song is his final confession of his love for an ex-lover. In this song, he found the correct words to let out his feelings.
The correct word is “Asphyxiated.” The word stands to mean “a condition of deficient supply of oxygen to the body that arises from abnormal breathing. An example of asphyxia is choking.” The singer does describe the feeling as a big void in his life, so it is not surprising that he feels he is unable to breathe!
The Weeknd also seemingly admits to his “sins” on this song. We can take a safe gander at these sins to be ‘women and drugs.’ These seem to be the same reasons that his relationship did not work out in the first place. So he is relapsing to his old self.
The worst of his confessions comes when he admits “Even when it’s great, I still walk away.” So there really is no hope of salvation for The Weeknd?
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