If it wasn’t so difficult to track down Abel Tesfaye, better known as The Weeknd, he’d probably tell you that the best and most unexpected things always happen afterhours. Last night, the R&B maestro dropped Thursday, the follow-up mixtape to his super sexy spring release House of Balloons. And yeah, the women, the partying, the drugs, they’re all here in abundance.
Like House of Balloons, Abel offers up nine tracks, taking listeners on a hazy journey through his debauchery-filled nights. His best pal Drake was bound to make an appearance, and that happens on “The Zone” (“Man, if pole dancing’s an art, you know how many fucking artists I know?”). Last night, servers crashed and sites froze, but this morning, things are working fine again. Download Thursday at the The Weeeknd’s website, or here, just in case the frenzy begins again.
Echoes of Silence will follow Thursday, as the Weeknd has promised to drop three albums, in total, by the fall.
The Weeknd – The Zone (Featuring Drake)