Ariana Grande ft. The Weeknd: Love Me Harder (Acoustic)
While possessing the pipes of a young Michael Jackson, The Weeknd has generally hidden within the confines of dark, murky production, creating a highly influential sound, but limiting his crossover success to a certain degree.
“Love Me Harder”, his collaboration with Ariana Grande is the first time he’s been greeted with a bright, dancefloor-ready beat, and unsurprisingly, he steps up to the plate for a true pop star moment.
Grande and Abel have performed the song together on a couple occasions, including its debut on Saturday Night Live, but a new video finds them recreating the duet as an acoustic ballad. Two less powerful vocalists could not have pulled this off, but luckily these two don’t have any trouble in the belting department.