Trolling Stone Song Review: 'I Can't Feel My Face' -- The Weeknd

This scintillating dance hit has stormed nightclubs all across America, but beneath the thumping bass and catchy grooves underlies a bleak depiction of a man struggling to cope with a crippling drug addiction. The pre-chorus captures the haunting trance that traps the addict into a constant state of denial of the true detriment of his substance abuse. "She told me, 'Don't worry about it' / She told me, 'Don't worry no more' / We both know we can't go without it / She told me you'll never be alone." This grim procrastination of ridding himself of the demons of constant inebriation forebodes his perpetual cycle of self-destruction as alluded to in the memorable chorus: "I can't feel my face when I'm with you, but I love it." His love for mind-altering narcotics supersedes his eager search for female companionship on the dance floor. He seeks the thrill of intoxication, despite its effect of rendering him numb to real emotion and female attraction. He states "All the misery was necessary when we're deep in love," but his love for drugs keeps him in lasting misery. The true irony in the singer's dilemma is the same drug addiction that helps him escape the cold reality of the loneliness of the single life,is the same escape that prevents him from forging new relationships with potential partners.

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