Ariana Grande & The Weeknd – Love Me Harder (Remix Stems)


Ariana Grande & The Weeknd – Love Me Harder (Remix Stems)
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“Love Me Harder” is a song recorded by American singer Ariana Grande and Canadian singer The Weeknd from Grande’s second studio album, My Everything (2014). It was written by Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, Peter Svensson, Ali Payami, Abel Tesfaye and Ahmad Balshe. The song was produced by Payami and Peter Carlsson, with Svensson serving as a vocal producer. It was released by Republic Records on September 30, 2014 as the fourth single from the album. “Love Me Harder” is a synthpop and R&B track, with “throbbing’, electro-heavy chorus”, guitar riff and “big vacuum-esque synths zip”. Lyrically, the song focus on a deeper understanding of love as an emotional and physical state, having double entendres about rough sex.
In the United States, the song peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Grande’s fourth consecutive top-ten single off the album and making her the artist with the most top-ten singles in 2014. The Hannah Lux Davis-directed video finds Grande and The Weeknd in an abandoned house in the desert filled with sand. As of March 2016, the song has sold 1.2 million copies in the United States

The collaboration between Grande and The Weeknd was pushed by their mutual label, Republic Records.Grande and The Weeknd were up-and-coming artists in 2013, with both releasing their debut albums that year. In an interview with Billboard, Republic Records executive vice president Charlie Walk stated, “The Weeknd is positioned to be best new artist of 2014. He is that guy.”In June 2014, Walk posted a photo on his Instagram with the caption, “When you talk about artist development and pure talent, The Weekend comes to mind. I just heard a duet with a female friend of ours that’s a global smash. Can’t wait for the fall!.” Later, it was revealed that the collaborator was Ariana Grande.Later, Walk admitted that the collaboration was part of a strategy to promote The Weeknd, saying, “It’s no accident that the new Ariana track features The Weeknd. That’s strategic, because he’s about to blow up with his own record.”[5] On June 30, 2014, it was revealed the track list for Grande’s second studio album and the collaboration with The Weeknd was called “Love Me Harder”.The song was first teased during a post on Grande’s Instagram account, where she shared a 15-second snippet of the track on August 4, 2014, and later during a preview of four tracks on MTV’s website on August 20, 2014.Chris Martins of Spin thought the preview has Grande getting “downright nasty” on the track.Later, “Love Me Harder” was announced to be the album’s fourth single,being serviced to US rhythmic-crossover radio on September 30, 2014


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