Uh Oh, things just got dark and sinister. The Weeknd is officially back with the premiere of his brand new song “Kiss Land.” Over some seriously spellbinding production, the Canadian singer coos his sexual desires. The 7-minute track is also the title track of his forthcoming album, and breaks down into a separate record, which he teased earlier this week as “John Carpenter.”
The Weeknd is getting ready to return with brand new music. The Canadian singer has announced “Kiss Land” is the title of his next album.
The 23-year-old took to Twitter on Sunday to reveal the title of his first new album as a signed artist, and follow-up to last year’s Trilogy.
“gonna drop some information for the fans today,” he tweeted before revealing an image of the title.
The Trilogy compilation, which featured his three mixtapes—’House of Balloons,’ ‘Thursday,’ and ‘Echoes of Silence,’ debuted at No. 4, selling 86,000 copies in its first week, and has since sold 290k copies.
Posted on February 13th, 2013 by ThisIsRnB in VIDEOS |
The-Weeknd went back in front of the lens for the brand new video for “Twenty Eight,” one of the 3 new cuts and next single off his album Trilogy. Abel gives a glimpse into his mind in the dark and very sexual visual. While conducting a foreign interview, the Canadian singer is unable to focus because he is haunted by visions of his ex. The Nabil-directed video was shot in Eastern Europe and features topless strippers and plenty of NSFW action.
Red Bull Music has released the first episode in a new series of mini web-documentaries entitled ‘H∆SHTAG$.’ Fittingly the first piece focuses on the explosion of the developing internet bred, underground, and experimental styles of R&B and Soul are becoming more and more popular. Over the last 2-3 years the genre has seen a renaissance in a sense with an evolution of the sounds and stylings fans, and the music industry, most associated with R&B or Soul. With many of the contributing artists remaining on an underground or indie level, some of today’s most acclaimed new artists such as Miguel, Frank Ocean or The Weeknd, have all been labeled under the newly popular terms of Alt-R&B or Alternative Soul. Miguel has a few scenes in the piece, as does rising newcomer Rochelle Jordan.
In this first episode of H∆SHTAG$, we take a look at the current renaissance of contemporary R&B in the “always-on” age, featuring former half of The Weeknd, Jeremy ‘Zodiac’ Rose, How To Dress Well, Miguel, Rochelle Jordan, KLSH, BadBadNotGood, and more. How has the Internet inspired and galvanized this new breed of artists? Have online communities and media been too quick to label genres and movements? What does the future hold for the many strains of the R&B genre?
H∆SHTAG$ is a new series of mini-documentaries from the Red Bull Music Academy, chronicling some of the most fascinating themes emerging from the web in recent times, from #cloudrap to #seapunk, #postdubstep to #advancedpop.
It’s an interesting watch…take a look, and let us know what you think?
Posted on November 27th, 2012 by ThisIsRnB in PERFORMANCES |
The Weeknd made his live television debut on British talk show ‘Later…with Jools Holland’ on Tuesday night. The mysterious Canadian crooner delivered a vulnerable performance of his single, “Wicked Games,” with a dimly lit, blue light colored stage. The first commercial release from Abel, Trilogy, has moved over 115k in its first two-weeks of release. A very impressive # for a collection of his 3 previously released free mixtapes.
Posted on November 14th, 2012 by ThisIsRnB in NEWS |
The Weeknd is going to be the topic of some interesting conversations next week, if his first-week sales projections hold true. The first commercial release from the Toronto native, Trilogy, hit stores this past Tuesday, and is topping the iTunes charts and selling out in stores.
The 3-CD set which includes mastered versions of his 2011 mixtapes, “House of Balloons,” “Thursday” and “Echoes of Silence,” plus three new songs, is expected to debut in the top 3, moving between 95-105k according to early estimates. A very impressive figure considering the material is mostly more than a year old, and further proof that fans will put down cash or credit for what they feel deserves it.
What do you think of The Weeknd’s sales estimate? Is this impressive, or should he do more or less?
Posted on November 8th, 2012 by ThisIsRnB in VIDEOS |
Following the preview from earlier today, The Weeknd finally shares the official music video for “The Zone.” His collabo with fellow Canadian star and frequent collaborator Drake, which was first released on his 2011 mixtape ‘Thursday.’ The video is an additional bonus on the singer-songwriters forthcoming album Trilogy, due November 13th. Check out the dark and mysterious video below…