The Weeknd is part of a recent wave of independent and lo-fi R&B artists like How To Dress Well and Frank Ocean. Everything about The Weeknd is dirty, disturbing but ultimately brilliant. From the provocative album cover, to the missing vowel in the name to the lyrical content, House of Balloons is wrong in all the right ways.
Abel Tesfaye, the mysterious mastermind behind this project, sings hazy, morning-after stories of sex, drugs and the pain and loneliness that comes with that lifestyle. Check out the song "What you Need" below.
You can also download the mixtape by clicking the link below:
The Weeknd - House of Balloons [Mixtape]