Gesaffelstein & The Weeknd’s “Lost In The Fire” Song Review

Hello, I’m MusiCommentator, and what the heck is this single cover!?  It’s just a black square!  When I first saw this, I thought the image wasn’t loaded on iTunes or something, but this is actually the cover for this song.  Well, actually, the picture I used isn’t the cover.  I just looked up a picture of a 1000×1000 pixel black screen on Google Images because that’s all the cover for this single is.  I’m not mad at the artists for doing this, I just find it oddly funny.  Have we reached peak minimalism, folks?  But, I’m here to talk about the actual song, not it’s cover.

This isn’t the first time I’ve covered both of these artists on this blog.  I’ve shown great for The Weeknd’s work on his stellar 2018 EP “My Dear Melancholy,“, which saw The Weeknd going back to his roots and making moodier music reminiscent to his “Trilogy” days.  I also reviewed his single for the “Black Panther” movie “Pray For Me“, and while I would rate this single much lower if I were to review it today, I still think it’s a great track worthy of attention.  Gesaffelstein is also an artist I have covered on here.  He provided beats for two of the best songs on The Weeknd’s “My Dear Melancholy,”.  With the love I have for these artists’ work so far, I have high expectations for “Lost In The Fire“.  Let’s dive into the lyrics.

I wanna f*ck you slow with the lights on (Lights on, lights on, lights on)
You’re the only one I’ve got my sights on (Sights on, sights on, sights on)

The Weeknd is mostly known for his sultry sex jams, but this track seems to be taking a different approach, where he seems to have more love for the girl in question than lust.  While this isn’t even a new subject for him, I’m very open to see what he has in store for us.

And I just want a baby with the right one
(I just want a baby with the right—)
‘Cause I could never be the one to hide one
(I could never be the one to hide—)

Now, this has been a popular line in the song, as many people speculate it’s a subliminal diss against Drake.  For those who don’t know, Drake was exposed to have an illegitimate child with an amateur pornstar by fellow rapper Pusha T.  The Weeknd and Drake have had a subliminal, secret beef going on for a while, so a lot of people think that he is dissing Drake here, but I think the real question is…

Do I care?  No, so let’s keep going.

And we lost a lot of things in the fire
So it took a year for me to find out

These lyrics act as the main idea of the song, as he states that the two lovers have been through a lot of turbulent times with one another.  This, of course, leads into the infectious “I can’t lose you, babe” chorus, which I have to admit, gets me singing along with the song every time.

I’m tired of being home alone (Home alone)
I used to have a girl a day (Girl a day)
But I want you to stay (I want you to stay, hey)

I think this also acts as a sweet sentiment in the song, as The Weeknd is basically saying here that he is willing to give up all other girls just the be with here.  I think that’s very mature of him.

You said you might be into girls (Into girls)
Said you’re going through a phase (Through a phase)
Keeping your heart safe (Keepin’ your heart safe, oh)
Well, baby, you can bring a friend (Bring a friend)
She can ride on top your face (Top your face)
While I f*ck you straight (While I f*ck you straight, yeah)

…But, what about earlier?  You just said…oh, nevermind.

Overall, though, I really enjoy this song!  I didn’t talk about it much throughout this post, but Gesaffelstein’s production on here is excellent.  Certain elements of the drums give the listener a retro R&B vibe, while the dark synths and other parts of the drums make the song sound fresh in the modern music atmosphere.  The Weeknd also does a superb job on this.  His vocals give many catchy melodies that instantly stick in your head, and while there are a couple bad lyrics, they are mostly consistent enough to make the whole track an enjoyable experience.  I’d give this song a 4.5 out of 5.  Do you agree?

Thank you for reading my “Lost In The Fire” song review.  If you liked this review, make sure to follow my website, Twitter, and Instagram, like this post, and be sure to check in to read my future reviews.  Also, if you have something you want to see me review, tell me in the comments.  Until then, keep on listening to good music! I know I will.

 

 

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