|Single by The Weeknd featuring Drake|
|Released||November 16, 2012|
|The Weeknd Singles chronology|
The Zone is the third single by The Weeknd. It was originally recorded for his second mixtape, Thursday, the song was later remastered and released as his third single from his first compilation album Trilogy. It was released as a digital single on November 16, 2012, by XO and Republic Records. The song serves as the first collaboration between the two artists.
Music video[edit | edit source]
The music video for "The Zone" was premiered on November 7, 2012 on the Weeknd's personal YouTube account "xoxxxoooxo" and waa directed by the Weeknd himself. It was later uploaded to his Vevo account the following day on November 8, 2012. Since its release, the Vevo upload of the video has been viewed over 70 million times on YouTube.
The music video features a different version of the song than the original version on Thursday, and the remastered version on Trilogy. In the music video-version of the song, the Weeknd's second verse has been removed, and replaced with Drake's verse, which was the third verse in the original version. The second chorus is also longer and features the added sound of strings. There are other slight changes as well, such as the outro being different.