Ellie Goulding & Xaphoon Jones - High For This (The Weeknd Cover)
…Ellie’s cover of The Weeknd’s High For This debuted a few days ago at Neon Gold. Her version of the opening track on House of Balloons (the introduction to Abel Tesfaye’s grinding synths and pained falsetto for many) is less dark but possibly more haunting.
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The Weeknd - Montreal
…from the final chapter in The Weeknd’s mixtape trilogy, Echoes Of Silence
Not really a sample as much as a cover but hear the original 60’s tune referenced (France Gall’s Laisse Tomber Les Filles ) HERE
The Weeknd - Rolling Stone (Funkystepz Remix)
The Weeknd - The Birds Part 1
… from the eagerly aniticipated 2nd part of The Weeknd’s mixtape trilogy. Thursday dropped last week. Unfortunately this is one of the only tracks I’ve found to be on par with the House Of Balloons album. Download it FREE here — www.the-weeknd.com — and see if you agree.
The Weeknd - High For This
I first heard The Weeknd’s House of Balloons mixtape back in April. Funny thing about music, like movies and most art forms, timing is important. I was almost put off by this record the first few times I listened and now I can’t get enough of it.
The Weeknd - Wicked Games
The Weeknd are Canadian duo Jeremy Rose (production) & Abel Tesfaye (vocals) serving up a darker strain of R&B. They’ve been almost over-hyped in the music blogosphere since the first in a trilogy of mixtapes dropped back in March.
DISCLAIMER: As a general rule, I find songs with lyrics that overuse profanity (fuckin’ and motherfuckin’ in this case) to be a turn off. For months that was the case with this song. But it kept popping up on music blogs I follow, and I kept tuning in. Once desensitized to the lyrics, I completely fell for the song. Dark and almost disturbing but very motherfuckin’ sexy.