On Monday (Oct. 26), Oneohtrix Point Never released his latest track “No Nightmares.” Coming from his latest album Magic Oneohtrix Point Never, out this Friday via Warp, the song was co-written by Oneohtrix Point Never’s Daniel Lopatin and one Abel Tesfaye — the given name of the superstar known to most as The Weeknd. It also features vocals from Tesfaye (listed in the liner notes as The Weeknd) and Chairlift’s Caroline Polacheck.
Altogether, the trio construct a meditative cuddle puddle of synth and drifting prog rock flourishes that lull you into a pleasantly zoned-out state of zen that is a welcome respite from the frenzied cacophony of life itself. Hear it below.
“No Nightmares” is also the latest in a string of collaborations between Oneohtrix Point Never (who most recently released his soundtrack for the film Uncut Gems) and the pop phenom. OPN contributed to three tracks on The Weeknd’s massive 2020 LP After Hours (“Scared to Live,” “Repeat After Me,” and “Until I Bleed Out”) and also remixed “Save Your Tears” for a deluxe edition of the album.
Meanwhile, “Abel Tesfaye” is listed as the co-executive producer of Magic Oneohtrix Point Never alongside Lopatin. This high-caliber dance/pop bromance follows The Weeknd’s August collab with Calvin Harris, “Over Now.”