Published Sep 10, 2019We knew the Weeknd would be making a cameo in the upcoming Safdie Brothers film Uncut Gems, but apparently he recorded a bunch of music with Oneohtrix Point Never as well.
As Variety reports, the Toronto singer (born Abel Tesfaye) worked with Oneohtrix Point Never (born Daniel Lopatin) on "four or five amazing tracks" that were in consideration for the film, but were eventually left out.
Lopatin composed the film's score, while Tesfaye makes an appearance as himself circa 2012. He performs at a small club following the release of House of Balloons, but prior to becoming a worldwide superstar.
"Originally we were going to maybe do an original song. He and Dan [Lopatin], our composer, went into the studio and made like four or five amazing tracks. One of them we were going to use in the movie," the Safdie Brothers told Variety. "Then we were like, you know what, this should be a time capsule. And he agreed. We vacillated between 'The Morning' and a few others, but that was really the one."
As such, the performance in the film is Tesfaye singing the House of Balloons track "The Morning."
It's unclear if or when the songs Tesfaye and Lopatin collaborated on will see release.
Uncut Gems premiered at TIFF yesterday (September 9), though not everyone seemed stoked with Adam Sandler's performance in the film.