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so hey, a new weeknd mixtape. upon first listen, i’m saying house of balloons > echoes of silence > thursday. check out the lead track, “D.D.” see if you can figure out what the initials stand for.
the weeknd – “D.D.”
Here is the full length official video/short film for the Weeknd’s “The Knowing”, directed by Mikael Colombu, the mind behind dark and twisty videos like Cee-Lo’s “Bodies” and Bilal’s “Robots“. The journey to and cataclysm of planet “Ethio X” in the year 16311 is a cascade of imagery evoking Stargate, Ethiopian Poli sci/Cultural studies and the grotesquely beautiful art of H.R. Geiger, all in all giving me a rare case of the slightly aroused willies. With so much provocative content to analyze – I leave further interpretation to the viewer.
As a bonus, here is a track Mr. Abel Tesfaye released last month called “Initiation”, featuring his signature R&B-for-vampires vocal stylings screwed, auto-tuned and everything in between. Peacepeace.
prepare to see this everywhere today: internet-sensation the weeknd dropped an appropriately titled new mixtape earlier this evening. thursday includes previously leaked tracks “rolling stone” and “the birds part one.” coming off their first live show, which youtube indicates was pretty solid, thursday seems to be a continuation of that emo-ish, r&b-ish, definitely catchy sound. download it here and enjoy mixtape standout “the zone,” which features fellow canadian drake, below:
the weeknd – “the zone” (download)
Here’s some new music from Toronto’s The Weeknd. “Rolling Stone” has that signature drug-induced, minimalist sound that put The Weeknd on the map, but the beat stands apart from most of his other jawns as it relies almost solely on a single accoustic guitar loop. Spoiler Alert: Not unlike
most all of his music, this song is about drugs, sex and more drugs.
If you haven’t already downloaded the House Of Balloons album and listened to it a thousand times on repeat, you should probably do that now.
Download “Rolling Stone” here.
if, like me, you’ve been listening to the weeknd mixtape a lot recently, you probably wouldn’t mind a mixtape compiling similarly sounding/variously called noir&b, PBR&B, or what i like to call makeout music. fortunately, electronic artist RxRy has come through for you, with a mixtape he made for the blog stadiums and shrines. as the man states, “i dubbed this hot and hard, and gave it some of my own space and vacuum…sounds choice MAXED on your laptop speakers (on purpose).” the mix features the aforementioned the weeknd as well as LxNxM favorites mount kimbie, flying lotus, delorean, and burial, and really does sound great on shitty laptop speakers (under headphones as well). stream it below, download it here, and find the tracklist after the jump (or just follow along the soundcloud).
Sometimes you need a new sound in your life. And the end of a long week is usually that time, whether you’re looking to step it up for the weekend, or unplug on a Friday afternoon. Into the void steps The Weeknd, the psuedo-cryptic Toronto-based vaguely R & B project.
The Weeknd’s music – via the just-released 5-song free ep House of Balloons – mixes samples, instrumentation, and stuttering effects, resulting in an icy-hot final product. Each song has an emotional core, but to get there you have to walk down a long, lonely, spent sidewalk. In some ways, it’s the next step of the genre that music scribe Andrew Matson coined to desribe the sound of The XX: NoiR & B.
It’s not precisely music made for spring, when we’re supposed to be growing more hopeful, less layered, and more relaxed, but perhaps that’s why it stands out even more. Despite the hints of summer’s approach, there’s always going to be a gray morning.
More goodies below the jump, including the tracklist and the download link for a screwed version of House of Balloons. Enjoy!