“Lost in the Fire” by Gesaffelstein & The Weeknd

“Lost in the Fire” is a song by French DJ Gesaffelstein and Canadian singer The Weeknd. The lyrics of “Lost in the Fire” are mainly about the romantic evolution in the life of the narrator (The Weeknd). He states that at one point he was overly-promiscuous. However, now he has found someone who he wants to commit to, even though he is still very-much an adventurer in the bedroom.

It is commonly understood that the female The Weeknd is referring to in this song is supermodel Bella Hadid. He and Bella broke-up for roughly a year, during which time he was “lost in the fire”. But later their romance was rekindled and became stronger than ever.

Is The Weeknd dissing Drake on “Lost in the Fire”

During the time of their breakup, Bella had been associated with mega-rapper Drake, and he even referenced her in a few of his songs. Thus the most-notable bars in “Lost in the Fire” are a couple where The Weeknd seems to take a jab at Drizzy. In them, he talks about his desire to have “a baby with the right” woman. Why? Because he doesn’t want to find himself in a situation where he is prompted to hide a child. Fans see this as him mocking Drake for initially being apprehensive about introducing his son, Adonis, to the world, presumably due to Adonis’s mother’s past as an adult film actress. 

The first person to publicly accuse Drake of such was actually Pusha-T, another one of Drizzy’s rivals. And The Weeknd apparently borrowed terminology directly from that incident.

Facts about “Lost in the Fire”

  • Gesaffelstein and The Weeknd co-wrote “Lost in the Fire” with songwriters DaHeala, Nate Donmoyer and Ahmad Balshe.
  • Two of the song’s co-writers Gesaffelstein and DaHeala teamed up to produce it.
  • January 11, 2019 was the date on which this track was dropped. It is the second single from Gesaffelstein’s second studio album called Hyperion.
  • This collab serves as Gesaffelstein’s first release of 2019. It was also The Weeknd’s first for the year in question.  
  • Despite being a collab between Gesaffelstein and The Weeknd, Gesaffelstein doesn’t contribute any vocals to the song.

Have The Weeknd and Gesaffelstein ever worked together in the past? Or is this the pair’s first time of teaming up with each other?

Both men have worked together at least twice in the past. For example, The Weeknd collaborated with Gesaffelstein on multiple songs in 2018. One of these tracks was “Hurt You”.

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