ALBUM REVIEW: The Weeknd – Kiss Land

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).

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ALBUM STREAM: The Weeknd – Kiss Land

Ahead of it’s September 10th release, The Weeknd has put his album Kiss Land up for streaming via NPR. Featuring 10 tracks plus two bonus songs (including a Pharrell remix), follow the link below for the free stream and hit up iTunes for the pre-order here.

NPR First Listen: The Weeknd, Kiss Land

 

NEW TRACK: The Weeknd – Live For (ft. Drake)

With less than a month until debut album Kiss Land drops, The Weeknd releases another track in the form of Live For. It looks like the rift between Abel and Drake has been resolved as the two Canadians pair up on the latest record. It doesn’t beat their Thursday collaboration The Zone, but will definitely raise anticipation for the album, due September 10th. Stream below.