The Weeknd Drops Music Video for “Avatar 2” Song “Nothing is Lost”

The Weeknd performs during the half time show at Super Bowl LV in 2021
The Weeknd performs during the half time show at Super Bowl LV in 2021. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI/Shutterstock (11750081k)

Avatar: The Way of Water is the most talked-about movie in the world right now and The Weeknd just added some fuel to the fire. The Canadian hitmaker dropped the music video for the theme song “Nothing is Lost (You Give Me Strength)”.

After over a decade in the making, Avatar: The Way of Water finally hit the theatres on December 16, earning a worldwide total of $434.5 million over the course of the first weekend, including $134 million domestically.

The Weeknd celebrated its release by dropping a music video for “Nothing is Lost” one day earlier, after it’s been prominently featured in the film’s most recent trailer. According to the press release, this song is meant to “speak to the epic scope, breathtaking action, and thrilling drama of the film itself”.

“Nothing is Lost” is featured in the film’s end credits, and The Weeknd worked closely with composer Simon Franglen to bring it to life. He also brought the Swedish House Mafia on board, and they helped him transform this song about a Na’vi family into a synth-pop ballad.

“Nothing is Lost” is one of the 82 songs eligible for this year’s Academy Award for best original song, and we know if it’s still in competition when Oscar shortlists are announced on December 21.