The Weeknd | Enemy

The Weeknd posted a new track, “Enemy”, on YouTube. It’s another sexy R&B-laced cut, but what gives this one a little twist is the borrowed lyric from The Smiths’, “Please, Please Please Let Me Get What I Want”, the b-side to 1984’s “William, It Was Really Nothing.” In a way, it’s that kind of thing…

The Weeknd | Rolling Stone (Video)

The Weeknd (aka Abel Tesfaye) released a video a couple of days ago, that I’ve been enjoying. It’s for his song, “Rolling Stone”, off the record, “Thursday”. The Weeknd re-releases his trilogy via Universal on November 26, re-mastered and with three new tracks. I’ve been a huge fan of his music, from back when he…

THE WEEKND | Echoes of Silence

The Weeknd (aka Abel Tesfaye) dropped a new free nine-song mixtape today called “Echoes of Silence”, the follow up to “House of Balloons” and “Thursday”. Listen to a track, “Initiation”, below. Download the mix for free courtesy of the artist’s website here. (The mixtape begins with a rendition of Michael Jackson’s “Dirty Diana”.) His site…

THE WEEKND | Initiation

The Weeknd, the stage name of Toronto singer-rapper Abel Tesfaye, posted a new song off his upcoming record, “Echoes of Silence”, which was scheduled to be out sometime this fall. “Initiation” is a taste of what’s to come. It’s another highly wanton dance mix of soul and eery electronics with verses alluding to oral sex…

THE WEEKND | Thursday

The Weeknd (aka Abel Tesfaye) released a nine-song mixtape called “Thursday”, the follow-up to his buzz-inducing “House of Balloons”, which is one of Their Bated Breath’s records of the year so far. The new record begins with “Lonely Star”, a dark track with lovely high-falsetto and a piano-driven sexual explosiveness. It moves in and out…

THE WEEKND | The Birds (Part 1)

“Don’t make me make you fall in love,” sings The Weeknd on a new track he just posted on YouTube, following on the heels of “Rolling Stone”. Not sure if this is the big build up to a new mixtape, but it’s still nice to hear some more new music. — David D. Robbins Jr.

THE WEEKND | Rolling Stone

The Weeknd (aka Abel Tesfaye) just released a new track for you to hear. It’s called “Rolling Stone” — a simmering, soulful R&B love ballad sung in his high falsetto. You can hear tightly picked guitar, electronic loops. This song is following behind the success of a few artist-leaked tracks and the “House of Balloons”…

THE WEEKND | House of Balloons

By David D. Robbins Jr. | Their Bated Breath The Weeknd “House of Balloons” “Trust me, you might wanna be high for this”. (Or horny as hell.) Naw, seriously, that’s just the chorus of the first track, “High For This”, off The Weeknd’s free 9-song mix “House of Balloons”. It’s part Drake, part How To…