“Oh, is there someone else or not,” asks a tired old The Weeknd, a desolate look on his face. Well, if you're wondering where did that come from, it is the tenth track of The Weeknd’s fifth studio album. It was released a year ago on the third of January in 2022, however, a music video of this song was posted on The Weeknd’s youtube channel on the 7th of January 2023.
Apart from his other songs which mostly share the upbeat/nonchalant attitude, this one focuses on a compromised relationship, broken promises, and a cheating partner, from whom the Weeknd asks in the chorus, “Is there someone else or not.” Having experienced love triangles, the weekend does not want to become a part of it again. Afraid that he’ll lose his loved one if he shares, he wants to keep them close. Although he hints at not being loyal in his past relationships, he says he’s changed. Not wanting to be the prisoner of his past, he begs them to stay with him. Being different in its lyrics and their meaning, this song still shares the cool beat or background music, if you will, that The Weeknd has always been associated with.
Here’s the chorus of the song:
Oh, is there someone else or not?
'Cause I wanna keep you close
I don't wanna lose my spot
'Cause I need to know
If you're hurting him, or you're hurting me
If I ain't with you, I don't wanna be
Is there someone else or not?
Ooh, or not?
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