The third episode of The Idol came and went on Sunday night (June 18). There’s some confusion over viewership or whether it will demand a second season on HBO, and The Weeknd (real name Abel Tesfaye) is “loving” the controversy, but people can count on Tesfaye to release The Idol singles after each episode of the first season.
This week, we got “A Lesser Man” and “Take Me Back” from The Weeknd, as well as “Get It B4” from Moses Sumney.
The Idol aired its premiere episode on June 4. The following Wednesday, June 7, Tesfaye shared his plan to release singles rather than wait until the season finale to drop the soundtrack in full.
“I was planning on dropping the whole soundtrack for idol by the finale, but I’m too hyped… instead, I wanna drop new music from the show every week with each episode,” he captioned an Instagram post. “I’m excited for you guys to hear what we’ve been cooking and all these incredible artists that are a part of this show… this week… Jocelyn’s pop song ‘world class sinner’ and ‘the lure’ (theme score)… episode 2 this Sunday [purple devil emoji].”
The Idol was co-created by Tesfaye, Sam Levinson (Euphoria), and Reza Fahim. Tesfaye stars as Tedros, “a nightclub impresario with a sordid past” who develops a troubling (to say the least) relationship with Jocelyn (Lily-Rose Depp), a pop star on the back end of a nervous breakdown, according to the show’s official synopsis.
The next Idol episode is scheduled to air on HBO on Sunday, June 25, at 9 p.m. EST. All episodes become available to stream on Max.
Listen to latest singles from The Idol above and below.
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