Ethiopian descendant and Canadian native, The Weeknd has blessed our ears again with his latest release, Often. This time he’s back to his luxurious yet explicit lyrics and under the influence production we’ve come to love him for. Aside from dope lyrics and great production, his falsetto is what seals the deal. Once I heard his Michael Jackson: Dirty Diana cover I was hooked.
I am so glad that The Weeknd is back to his House Of Ballons sound because Kissland wasn’t doing it for me. It’s not that the album was bad, it just didn’t have much of what I was expecting, such as explicit sexual innuendo, artfully placed curse words and drug references. This is why people like artists to stay underground. Not because they don’t want them to be successful, but because their art form suffers at the hand of corporate puppet masters. But if Often is a sign of what’s to come on his next project, I’m all for it.
P.S. If you’re a fan be sure to check out The Weeknd’s upcoming tour, King Of The Fall Tour along with Schoolboy Q and Jhene Aiko.