If you’ve heard Beyoncé’s 6 Inch, consider this the spiritual successor to that.

The general thrust of the song is pretty much the same, speaking on a woman that levees her good looks and charm into a lucrative life.  But while that song was about a stripper, this song is more about a woman who takes the men who love her for everything they are willing to give.  Calling the feelings that anyone gets for her a false alarm, the song serves as an upbeat warning to potential (and current) suitors.

The production of this track is very different from Starboy but there is a similarity in the underlying beat that shows some joining in soundscape.  There is something very eighties about the overall track, reminding us a bit of the Billy Idol track To Be A Lover with more tribal beats and harmonies backing it up.  The energy is pretty high from the beat and gives you that club feel and the feeling of someone dancing as hard as they can and, maybe, about to spin out of control.

The Weeknd vocals are what you would expect from him.  While is performance isn’t as lowkey as it was for Low Life, we doubt we will ever get as much raw power out of him as we did from Earned It.  Still, he doesn’t sound dethatched from the material and the almost imperceptible harmonies help to give him some volume without too much layering.

The most disconcerting part is the outro which undoubtedly is meant to lead into another track, so we will forgive the whiplash effect for the moment.

The album Starboy will be released November 25.  Lyrics courtesy of (Rap)Genius.

Lyrics:
Bathroom stalls for the powdered nose (she loves)
High heel shoes with the open toes (she loves)
She’s got a good time wrapped in gold (she loves)
For you, for you
All red dress with the devil eyes (she loves)
So obsessed with the camera lights (she loves)
You love her, but you can’t deny (she loves)
The truth, the truth

She loves everybody
Can’t you tell by the signs?
She loves everybody
She gets off all the time
It’s a dark philosophy
And it haunts her constantly
It’s a false alarm to me
She’s a false alarm

False alarm
False alarm
False alarm
False alarm
False alarm
False alarm

Six inch long, ’bout three inch wide (she loves)
Dolla, dolla bill is her only type (she loves)
You love her but you’ll never be (she loves)
The one, the one
Diamonds and the rings are her fantasy (she loves)
She chase hearts with the Hennessy (she loves)
You love her, but you’ll never be (she loves)
Enough, enough

She loves everybody
Can’t you tell by the signs?
She loves everybody
She gets off all the time
It’s a dark philosophy
And it haunts her constantly
It’s a false alarm to me
She’s a false alarm

False alarm
False alarm
False alarm
False alarm
False alarm
False alarm

She always leaves the man she loves
But the diamonds are forever
She always seems to be alone
But the diamonds make it better

False alarm
False alarm
False alarm
False alarm
False alarm
False alarm

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