Entries in The Weeknd (42)

Wednesday
Jul312013

[Listen] The Weeknd - "Love In The Sky"

The Weeknd is set to release is long-awaited and highly anticipated album Kiss Land on September 10th and so far we've only had a little taste of what's to come. There was also a bit of trouble regarding a Portishead sample, which wasn't actually a sample. Today though we have a little less drama in the shape of a track titled "Love in the Sky". Hit play below and check out a short visual for it too, and lookout for the album in September when it drops. 

You can also hear "Belong To The World" over here.

Wednesday
Jun262013

[Watch] The Weeknd Unveils NSFW Video for "Kiss Land"

The Weeknd's new single "Kiss Land" gets visualized, elaborating on the fuzzy Japanese iconography of its artwork. The four-minute clip sees Tesfaye paired with a chaotic arrangement of animated characters and images, as well as some NSFW pornagraphic footage. So yes, despite its fuzzed out CCTV-esque style, it's probably best not to watch this one at work. Catch the replay below.

"Kiss Land" is the titular track from The Weeknd's new album, set to release sometime later this year.

Friday
May172013

[Listen] The Weeknd - "Kiss Land"

It's always nice to have some new music from Abel Tesfaye, better known as The Weeknd, and today we get some and boy oh by is it nice! He's released the title track to his new album, Kiss Land, and it's 7 minutes and 41 seconds of his fantasies and dreams. It's a psychedelic, sexy, and it's also a step forward for his style which is sounding ever more refined and beautiful to the ear.

Little is known about his new album but hey. He could surprise drop it at any time going from his track record. For now just enjoy the track below. 

Thursday
Feb142013

[Watch] The Weeknd - "Twenty Eight" (NSFW)

The Weeknd has hinted at a big year, and to get things started he has unveiled the video for his Trilogy bonus track "Twenty Eight". Overwhelmed by a sense of bleak nihilism, the visuals center around an interview with an absent-minded Tesfaye with footage of strippers, dancers, and naked women of all kinds interspersed. Watch the NSFW clip below.

Thursday
Nov292012

[Listen] The Weeknd Live at Maida Vale Studios

As I mentioned yesterday in a post regarding The Weeknd's performance on Later... with Jools Holland, Abel would have a performance aired on Zane Lowe's evening show on Radio One. The session was recorded earlier in the week at the legendary Maida Vale studios and he laid down four tracks; "Wicked Games," "The Zone," "The Knowing" and "Montreal". Check out the crooner's live chops once again for the second time in as many days courtesy CoS.

Trilogy is out now.

Wednesday
Nov282012

[Watch] The Weeknd - "Wicked Games" Live on Jools Holland

It's been a solid line-up of guests this season for Later... with Jools Holland and last night's mid-week broadcast didn't disappoint either. British viewers got to enjoy the sensual vocals of The Weeknd who performed his track "Wicked Games" which featured on the recently released Trilogy. Rewatch the magic up at the top.

Tonight on Radio One, Zane Lowe will be playing back a live session from Abel too that was recorded earlier in the week and the legendary Maida Vale studios so look out for that tomorrow too.

Thursday
Nov082012

[Listen] The Weeknd - "Till Dawn (Here Comes the Sun)"

Zane Lowe has been treating us well this week, having given us two of the new tracks from The Weeknd's upcoming release Trilogy. Today, on his BBC Radio One show, Lowe dropped the third and final new song from the album, the flickering "Till Dawn (Here Comes the Sun)". The jittery backdrop and pounding drums mix really well with The Weeknd's tortured croon, not to mention some awesomely subtle guitars that almost get lost in the atmosphere of the song. Check it out below.

Trilogy is out on November 13th on Universal Republic.

(via XO)

Thursday
Nov082012

[Watch] The Weeknd - "The Zone" Feat. Drake (Official Video)

The Weeknd will release his Trilogy series and in recent weeks we've seen momentum growing with both videos and new tracks appearing online. To keep the flame well and truly alight he's now let loose a video for the Thursday featuring track "The Zone" along with a little help from Drake. The clip was directed by Abel himself and you can enjoy it up at the top. 

Trilogy drops next week on the 13th of November and comes wrapped up with three brand new tracks. You can hear another new one titled "Valerie" over here (it leaked last night!), with the other new cuts available here.