The 10 tracks off the upcoming album, Kiss Land, have been revealed as The Weeknd looks like he'll keep it short and sweet for September 10th. The only feature revealed thus far is Drake on the new track "Live For" that dropped this morning. We'll see if that changes, but I'm definitely down to hear Weeknd just rock the project solo. I've vibed with all of the previews except the title track ironically and from the sound of everything, I think we'll have a cohesive album from The Weeknd with Kiss Land.
The Weeknd and Drake back together again! Here's their collab that will find a home on The Weeknd's Kiss Land album dropping September 10th. "Live For" has an anthemic feel to it, with Drake not singing, but rapping a memorable verse that I was instantly a fan of. I'm a fan of the record as a whole and think fans of both T. Dot artists will certainly enjoy.
I've been vibing with this little wave of Weeknd remixes. For his latest, he grabs Lorde's "Royals" — a great fit and a *Tibs Fav. for your dark R&B rotation. It has a Kavinsky feel to the production as well.
After the artwork reveal over the weekend, The Weeknd comes through with the audio release today of Kiss Land's third preview: "Love In The Sky".
I immediately vibe with the layers in the intro as the production reeled me in. Combine that rising production with Weeknd's interpretive lyrics and strong vocals and this is another instant *Tibs Fav. My only critique is that I felt the outro ran a touch long. But needless to say, this one's going to be in my rotation for a long while.
There's been rumblings for a long time that Drake & The Weeknd had a falling out, but the latter indicated in his first interview with Complex that there was no such thing, just the end of a business deal that both parties knew about since the beginning.
We can now safely say there's no such rift because Drake & The Weeknd revealed they were in the studio makin' music together (after attending the Justin Bieber concert... hopefully he had no influence, ha!). This is great news because all of their collabs have had a signature sound that both artists perform really well. I'm sure I'm not the only one excited for the final product here. Will it appear on Nothing Was The Same or Kiss Land?!
The Weeknd officially announces his next and third single off Kiss Land — "Love In The Sky". He does so by revealing the new single's cover art, continuing the Japanese theme of the previous two singles. I love the aesthetic of the Japanese culture in general (art, toys, clothes, etc.) and the presentation above is top notch. The ladies, the grainy TV screen, the colors. I actually like this theme of the last single art that I wish they went that direction with the Kiss Land album cover too. It's cool that Weeknd himself is on it, but it's also fairly generic as a result. This, right here above, isn't.
The Weeknd unveils his album cover for Kiss Land, interestingly making himself the focus after projects of not putting himself out there. Perhaps another sign of that confidence he described has grown in his first interview with Complex.
UPDATE: Kiss Land'srelease date is now set for September 10th.
Don't sleep on the new video for "Belong To The World" — probably my most played song this week since its release last Monday.