this is pretty much everyone’s favorite track from HOB, so it’s no surprise that it gets the music video treatment to follow up “rolling stone.” and as an added information grab, the full tracklisting of trilogy has been announced, leaving one to conclude there’s 3 new songs — “twenty eight,” “valerie” and “til dawn (here comes the sun.)” the latter is a title of a beatles song (partially, anyway) so there’s no telling if it’s a cover. if that’s the case, let’s hope “valerie” is an ode to amy winehouse.
tracklisting below the jump. trilogy drops nov. 13.
while it’s still edited, one of abel’s fan favorites gets cleaned up and tweaked, prepped for radio release. the drums sound better, the vocals sound crisper and this trilogy release is seeming more and more like a good idea.
good news for you weeknd fans. looks like abel has signed a distribution/record deal with universal republic, and will be releasing the mixtape trilogy that flipped the blog world upside down this year.
on november 13th, look to buy house of balloons, thursday and echoes of silence, packaged together in all its mixed and mastered glory. there will be new material on there, which i’m assuming will replace his cover of “dirty diana,” maybe a few others.
the most mysterious man in r&b finally shows his face after months of speculation and hoopla surrounding his excellent debut album house of balloons. making his live debut at toronto’s mod club, abel tesfaye aka the weeknd, gave the smitten people of toronto exactly what they wanted – druggy, lecherous r&b. there’s a couple moments tsfaye looks a bit spooked to hear so many people sing his songs at him. better get used to it, bro. you’re big time now.
check out more videos the weeknd live after the jump including “wicked games” and “the after party”.
at this point, i couldn’t give a shit less if there’s an unofficial video for every song on house of balloons. i find it quite impressive that directors and cinematographers across the blogosphere couldn’t sit tight in the slightest and took it upon their own collective asses to put visuals to every one of these songs. i can’t complain, this is as stunning as the previous few. if they weren’t, i wouldn’t bother posting, ya know?
to go along with yesterday’s random resurfacing of “birthday suit” (scroll back) a certain DJ on the internet found a handful of tracks from abel tesfaye’s archives from when he was with a group entitled the noise. these tracks are a bit dated, but still have a small hint of what you heard on house of balloons. in any sense, it’s always cool to see where an artist has shown clear signs of progression…or drug usage.
go figure. this is the exact (albeit unofficial, in this case) video i had in mind for this song. a bunch of model chicks acting coy and promiscuous in front of a camera is hardly ever a bad thing. in this case, it’s set to the tune of the weeknd’s fantastic track, “high for this,” which can be found on their album. i’ve yet to put this album down since i downloaded it, as it’s quickly become a top choice for me anytime the sun goes down.
found this gem on the drake-affiliated octobers very own website. the artwork intrigued me enough, but i’m listening to it and it’s the project of an r&b singer from toronto (makes sense, doesn’t it?). i really haven’t been paying attention to much else, but so far, this mixtape is fantastic. airid production, smooth vocals, lyrical content about all the things that make the world go round — what’s not to like?