''Blinding Lights'' is about how you want to see someone at night, and you’re intoxicated, and you’re driving to this person and you’re just blinded by streetlights. But nothing could stop you from trying to go see that person, because you’re so lonely. I don’t want to ever promote drunk driving, but that’s what the dark undertone is.'' - The Weeknd
''I’ve always had an admiration for the era before I was born (music of the 1980s). You can hear it as far back as my first mixtape that the ’80s — Siouxsie and the Banshees, Cocteau Twins — play such a huge role in my sound. Sometimes it helps me create a new sound and sometimes it’s just obvious. I’m just glad the world’s into it now.'' - The Weeknd
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