nnuendo? More like full-on sexual vibes! Welcome to After Dark a column featuring songs that are best suited for nighttime, specifically, the bedroom. Many of the records featured here raise eyebrows, as well as the temperature! These After Dark tunes focus on the universal three-letter word: SEX. The dark records gracing After Dark are old and new alike, with all genres of music welcome. In the 71st edition of After Dark (2022), we explore the naughty, risqué, & sexual vibes behind, “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)” by The Weeknd.
“I’ma care for you / I’ma care for you, you, you, you.” Woo! One of the sexiest, steamiest, and sultriest songs of 2015 came by way of “Earned It (Shades of Grey)” by The Weeknd ( Abel Tesfaye). “Earned It” was featured on the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack and reprised on his own, Grammy-winning album, Beauty Behind the Madness. The compound-duple slow jam was inescapable and simply irresistible in 2015 and still feels awesome approaching a decade later.
“So I love when you call unexpected / ‘Cause I hate when the moment’s expected…” The Canadian R&B singer’s sweet tenor rises above a retro-soul backdrop, produced by Stephen Moccio and Jason “DaHeala” Quenneville. Among the bright spots of the production are the moody, dynamic strings – quite the vibe. “Earned It” definitely plays to The Weeknd’s strengths: a ripe falsetto and a heaping dose of passion. The centerpiece of this steamy joint is none other than the chorus, of course!
With awesome productions, top-notch vocals, and dedicated, sexy lyrics making “Earned It” epic, you can’t fail to mention the NSFW music video The song is much less explicit than the visual, which is kinky AF and features nudity (to be fair, the dancers are almost fully nude).
Final Thoughts 💭
Bitmoji ImageThe Weeknd is no stranger to music that is best suited to be listened to After Dark “Earned It (Shades of Grey)” is a surefire vibe. It’s less explicit than some of his songs, aside from the music video, but still has sex written all over it. The Weeknd is at his best when the carnal is involved.