Released 8th October
“”An album of scars and calluses, “Kiss Land” — released under Mr. Tesfaye’s performing alter ego, TheWeeknd — is pulpy, mournful, pungent, unnerving.”
New York Times
“A formidably complete aesthetic that explores, in unflinching falsetto, the dehumanizing effects of hedonism…Michael Jackson at his most vulnerable.”
“Tesfaye hasn’t turned to gimmicks for ‘Kiss Land’. Instead, he’s managed to transcend his previous efforts via the scaling up the sonics and simply maintaining the quality of this excellent record.”
Hot on the heels of his recent triumphant special guest performances with fellow Toronto dweller, friend and global superstar Drake on the Would You Like A Tour UK arena tour, The Weeknd, one of the most critically lauded and enigmatic characters to emerge in music in recent times, has his brand new single “Often” released on October 6th through XO/Republic/Island Records, watch the video here. TheWeeknd also features on a new track with global popstar Ariana Grande, “Love Me Harder” is taken from her UK Top 3 album, “My Everything”.
The Weeknd’s album “Kiss Land” is the follow-up to unanimously celebrated platinum-selling 2012 debut, “Trilogy”, which established the enigmatic virtuoso as one of the most remarkable, intriguing and soulful artists to emerge in decades. Tapping into that same signature mystique, “Kiss Land” is an elegant pastiche of love, longing, and lust set to a futuristic soundtrack of shimmering keys, disruptive synths, and airy atmospherics.