The Weeknd "Down Low (Nobody Has to Know)" (R. Kelly cover)

The Weeknd "Down Low (Nobody Has to Know)" (R. Kelly cover)
It's hard to imagine why the Weeknd would want to associate himself with R. Kelly at the moment, given that the veteran R&B singer has recently been accused of being at the head of an abusive "cult." Regardless, the Weeknd has covered one of Kells' songs, as he just rolled out a version of "Down Low (Nobody Has to Know)."

The Weeknd unveiled the track yesterday (September 9) on Drake's OVO Sound Radio. With its smooth, sultry vibe, this version is faithful to the tone of the original 1995 hit. That being said, Abel Tesfaye definitely puts his own spin on it, with his signature nocturnal moodiness and reverb-kissed vibrato.

The track is streaming below.