Abel Tesfaye, a.k.a. The Weeknd , performed an intimate show in his hometown of Toronto last night. His setlist included two new songs: the recently-released single "Kiss Land" and a never-before-heard cut entitled, "You Belong To The World". Watch fan-shot footage below. "Kiss Land": "You Belong To The World": The Weeknd's new album, Kiss Land , is due out later this year. It marks the proper studio follow-up to his mixtape trilogy of [...]
The weekend is officially upon us and " The Weeknd " has delivered us this bad ass & dirty new 7.41 minute track, " Kiss Land. " It's everything it should be and more and awkwardly written about ME. I guess I will have to just get over it since I am already playing it out... BUY THIS SHIT now HERE and/or listen below!! Kiss [...]
Well The Weeknd dropped another baby making ballad last night, and it's called Kiss Land . Much like CandyLand, you'll find yourself licking a lot of things that are questionably edible. The track was produced by Silkky Johnson, and marks the third or fourth new release from The Weeknd in 2013. In 2012, The Weeknd made sure everyone knew he was here to lay down them "get fugged" beats, and 2013 has steadily become no different. Kiss Land , is one of two new releases from The [...]
After releasing a Daft Punk style, 15 second teaser clip, today we get the title track from The Weeknd's upcoming LP, Kiss Land . The song comes in close to eight minutes and has a feel of two separate parts that come together for one song. Nothing new is brought to the table from this latest release, same style of dark R&B, which isn't a bad thing unless you were expecting him to change it up from his previous material. After hearing this first single, I'm looking forward to Kiss Land , which is expected to drop sometime [...]
Abel Tesfaye, aka The Weeknd returns tonight with the title track to his new album, Kiss Land . It's a hyper-sexual seven-and-a-half minute track that's as sinister as it is psychedelic. Take a listen below. Kiss Land marks the proper studio follow-up to his mixtape trilogy of House of Balloons , Thursday , and Echoes of Silence . The album is due out later this year.
When busy emcee French Montana isn't hanging with ASAP Rocky and ASAP Ferg , lending verses to Harry Fraud , or opening for Drake , he's hard at work prepping his own debut, Excuse My French . The album, slated for release on May 21st, features a star-studded cast, among them Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, and Snoop Dogg. The newest track to surface, "Gifted", features the ever-smooth and soulful R&B artist The Weeknd (who, coincidentally, has just resurfaced with new material , too). Listen to the captivating collaboration below.
Both Juicy J and The Weeknd have seen similar rises to fame as solo artists in the past few years, capitalizing on impeccable production and an encyclopedic knowledge of banned substances. If Juicy's "let's get fucked up" anthems or Abel Tesfaye's pseudo-rape ballads aren't your thing, you probably shouldn't listen to "One Of Those Nights" because it pretty much stays with the preexisting script. Abel singing "she can't feel her knees" and Juicy evoking a "yeah hoe!" chant clearly won't result in much innovation, but fuck that, "One Of Those" nights is fun as hell in all its deranged, darker than night [...]
Here's a collaboration I did not see coming. Today Memphis rapper Juicy J connects with The Weeknd for his latest single One Of Those Nights . With a laid back beat matched with The Weeknd's vocals, One Of Those Nights is very easy on the ears. The song covers topics such as bad bitches and recreational drugs, which probably is just One Of Those Nights for the molly-enthusiast Juicy J . Click play and give it a whirl, beat so nice you may have to listen twice. Enjoy! [...]
Juicy J , one half of Three 6 Mafia , just dropped a track that's about 75% Abel Tesfaye. "One of Those Nights" features The Weeknd crooning-on about those shady nights he can't seem to help avoiding, with Juicy J dropping a verse at the back-end. Check out the track below (via XXL ). Juicy J's solo LP Stay Trippy should be out sometime this year.
We haven't heard much from The Weeknd lately, so you can imagine our excitement when Abel Tesfaye took to twitter the other day to share some stills from a music video shoot for his singe Twenty Eight . Twenty Eight was a bonus track on The Weeknd's Trilogy compilation album, and deals with the fear of letting someone into your life and exposing them to your vulnerabilities. For the video, The Weeknd brought on superstar director Nabil , whose previous work includes the incredible visuals for [...]
Filed under: News , New Music , New Releases Frazer Harrison, Getty With his Trilogy release still on shelves, The Weeknd 's figurehead Abel Tesfaye seems to be on the cusp of putting out a new studio album. Last night The Weeknd tweeted "2013" with an accompanying photo. The picture shows an Apple computer screen with two folders, one named "2013 art work" with the other named "2013 untitled [...]
We knew that it wouldn't take long, and sure enough, after a week of being released, The Weeknds' new single Twenty Eight has been remixed, bootlegged, whatever the hell you want to call it. Bronze Whale and Ianborg team up on a bootleg, giving a punching face-lift with wicked soothing vocals by The Weeknd . The delicious efforts of boarder line dupstep is a great addition to the soulful tune. Bronze Whale & Ianborg do the damn thing on this remix and bring it to a whole nother level. [...]
Interesting time of year. Shit's getting chilly, and music geeks like myself are starting to juggle names in their head for best-of lists that, by and large, mean nothing. More importantly, there's a fresh crop of albums dropping that should help to round out the year. Plus, it's been a while since we dropped one of these, so there are even a few stragglers left over from early October. All quality shit, but I'm partial to the silky ass contribution from Lapalux and the '70s b-movie glory that is Action Bronson's latest. The Andy Stott is one of the most [...]
A few of my favorite new releases this week, including the latest from Crystal Castles , El Perro Del Mar , and Sufjan Stevens' holiday box set. As always, be sure to check out Largehearted Boy for the rest of this week's new releases. What are you favorite new releases this week? Clinic// Free Reign [...]
The Weeknd' s album Trilogy is in stores today , and you can also stream it below if you're a member of Rdio. As previously reported , the commerical release contains Abel Tesfaye's three mixtapes, House of Balloons , Thursday , and Echoes of Silence , all mixed and mastered for the first time, as well as the bonus tracks "Twenty Eight” , “Valerie” , and “Till Dawn (Here Comes the Sun)” . [...]
The Weeknd dropped yet another track today following his recently released singles Twenty Eight and Enemy . This soon to be hit is called Valerie . His vocals are incredible and he hits some pretty impressive notes. I would even go as far as to say he sounds like an early Michael Jackson. Not Jackson 5 early, but you know what I mean. He has come so far since his Youtube beginnings and has gained a widely diverse audience. We can't wait to see where he goes from here. You can expect the release [...]
Another day, another new track from The Weeknd comes courtesy of BBC Radio 12s Zane Lowe . Following the premieres of Twenty Eight" and "Valerie" earlier this week, Lowe today debuted the final new song appearing on Trilogy , “Till Dawn (Here Comes the Sun)”. Listen to the radio rip below (via XO ). Trilogy arrives November 13th via Republic Records. Buy Trilogy : Amazon The Weeknd – [...]
Ok. Now even though I'm quite sure this EP came out months back, it needs to be heard again. Nylo is an up an coming singer representing this here Chicago, who evidently has the talent to reach people thousands of miles away. Her sound immediately reminds you of a female Weeknd, but without attaching her to that label, Nylo's heavenly voice places her on par with any female performing this style of music today. I'd say let her catch some m83 influence at let her run wild. Either way, I know she will strive to succeed and I do hear that [...]
For the second straight afternoon, BBC Radio 12s Zane Lowe brings us a new music from The Weeknd . Along with "Wicked Games" and "Till Dawn (Here Comes the Sun)", "Valerie" is one of three new songs appearing on Abel Tesfate's Trilogy . Listen to a radio rip of the song at XO . Trilogy arrives November 13th via Republic Records. Buy Trilogy : Amazon The Weeknd – [...]