The Weeknd’s new single: sexy enough for 50 Shades?

No, it’s not the beginning of a bad joke.

Although the film won’t be released until Valentine’s Day this year, the lyric video of The Weeknd’s new single, featured on the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack came out last month. Fifty Shades of Grey is famous for its ignominious reputation. Luckily, the song does not follow suit.

Earned It is another one of The Weeknd’s love ballads. Its lyrics are full of emotion, meshing well with its clever orchestral/ R&B backing track. The slow, seductive medley gives us a clue as to where it will be used in the film.

Though very different from his usual sound, the reaction has been really positive. His soulful voice is filled with emotion and beauty, enough for anyone to fall in love with it.

Check it out below and let us know what you think. Does it encourage you to watch Fifty Shades of Grey?

Yeah… we didn’t think so.