Three years ago, a mysterious artist by the name The Weeknd uploaded three songs to YouTube; What You Need, Loft Music and The Morning. It was like nothing we had ever heard before, but who was this guy? Or was it a band? What does he look like? No one knew. Then Wicked Games was released and after cosigns from Drake, the hype was building. The first mixtape House of Balloons dropped and everyone’s minds were blown. Teasers for his next release Thursday began as another trio of tunes appeared; The Birds (Pt. 1), Rolling Stone and Trust Issues. Was this guy capable of making a bad song?? It didn’t sound like it so far. He had a cult following before anyone even knew who he was.
After a final mixtape Echoes of Silence and the Trilogy compilation, the countdown to his first major label album had begun. Three years on, Abel Tesfaye is finally ready to release his debut Kiss Land next week (September 10th).