3 Oct 2012


From: Consequence of Sound

Three fresh mixtapes of a new sound, filled with such audacity and ambition, got listeners of The Weeknd buzzing and wanting for more. I remember being taken aback listening to "House Of Balloons" in 2010 (easily my favourite R&B EP, ever), it was a unique take on sweet beats and bass notes merged with his killer vocal lines and its talented execution. He reached the pinnacle of his career thus far with a feature on Drake's hit track, as well as festival appearances through summer at the likes of Wireless and Coachella.

The man's been touring the States for himself over the past few months and now his debut album is just around the corner. Entitled "Trilogy", it includes his mixtapes and 3 new tracks to make it a must-buy album for day-one followers as well as for those that are only just learning of his music and thus starting to fall in love with his unique style.

Today saw the unveiling of the official video for "Rolling Stone". Having been an underground artist for the best part of two years, it's very strange to see an official music video under a Vevo account, as Abel Tesfaye prepares for his first commercial release under Republic Records. The album is out on November 13th and it's about time.

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