The title track for Toronto R&B artist the Weeknd’s upcoming album Kiss Land is out! The almost eight-minute track is spacey, twisted and dark which surprisingly compliments the Weeknd’s silky smooth vocals. As for what the Japanese text in the video says our guess is as good as yours, but this has to be our favourite suggestion:
If “Kiss Land” the song isn’t enough for you, check out this 21-second preview of “John Carpenter,” another song set to appear on Kiss Land the album, HERE.
Abel Tesfaye, otherwise known as the The Weeknd, released a preview to a new song titled “John Carpenter” on his official YouTube page Monday.
The quick 21-second video clip shows a fuzzy image of the musician swaying to his music in what looks to be his music studio. The audio itself sounds a little darker, or as one YouTube commenter put it:
Which, for the record, we totally love by the way. We can’t wait to hear the full track which, we assume, will be on his new LP Kiss Land. So far, there is no release date for either the full version of “John Carpenter” or Kiss Land but we hope it’s soon.
Not surprisingly, The Weeknd‘s new music video for “The Zone” ft. Drake includes tons of dark, artsy shots of Abel Tesfaye singing in creepy abandoned rooms and hallways. It’s all very sombre.
These moody shots are contrasted with clips of a bright, cheery woman wearing white lingerie in a room with colourful balloons.
He sings: “Why you rushing me baby/ It’s only us alone/ I don’t wanna die tonight baby/ So let me sip this slow/ I’ll give you what you called for/ Just let me get in my zone.”
The Weeknd’s new album Trilogy drops Nov. 13.
Watch the video here
The countdown for The Weeknd’s next album Trilogy is still going strong, with only five days left until it’s released. Although the album will feature mostly old stuff (and by stuff I mean beautiful, lyrical genius type of deals), the singer is also adding three new tracks to the mix. The Weeknd (born Abel Tesfaye) made an appearance on BBC Radio 1 to debut one of these news songs, “Twenty Eight.” It literally sounds like heartbreak and magic all wrapped into one mp3 file. But what else can we expect from the master of heart wrenching lyrics?
In “Twenty Eight,” the singer’s soothing voice is accompanied by the constant beat of a piano. Usually a heart breaker himself, The Weeknd seems to reverse roles in this song. The singer opens the song with the words, “this is house is not a home to you/but you decide to go ahead and lay down, lay down.” Hmm, to me that sounds like a lover taking some serious advantage of The Weeknd and all that he has to offer. Poor guy. At least his heartbreak results in some awesome music. (Sad but true).
Listen to a snippet of “Twenty Eight” here:
The list is endless: peanut butter with jam, Tim Burton with Johnny Depp, milk and cookies, John Lennon with Paul McCartney, bacon with eggs, salt and pepper, Batman with Robin, a wop ba-ba lu-mop and wop bam boom, Spongebob and Patrick, Jay-Z with Beyonce (educated guess) – and now, the Weeknd with cats.
Incidentally, all of those combinations make for great hangover cures.
Created by Anastasia Marchal, it’s a minute-and-a-half of pure feline ecstasy with the perfect dose of Abel Tesfaye’s R&B-revivalism to jump start your Saturday morning.
Abel Tesfaye, a.k.a. The Weeknd, has at long last revealed the third and final instalment to his 2011 trilogy.
The 21-year-old Toronto soul-revivalist has gone from a nobody to a household name, with thanks to his two releases and his collaborations with Aubrey Graham – a.k.a. Drake. His first two albums, House of Balloons and Thursday have received a variety of critical acclaim from a Polaris Prize nomination to a variety of best of 2011 lists, including our own. His site crashed for a few minutes due to high-traffic – so good ol’ Abel tweeted out a HulkShare link. You find the track listing and listen to the entire mixtape below.
This is pure baby-making music right here.