The Weeknd streams new album 'Kiss Land'- listen
Canadian R&B singer reveals album one week before September 9 release
The album is the Canadian R&B singer's first album to be released officially, following three mixtapes which were distributed for free online before being packaged as the 'Trilogy' release in 2012. The album, which is due out on September 9, features the previously aired collaboration with Drake, 'Live For', as well as a Pharrell remix of 'Wanderlust'. Stream the album via NPR now.
Tweeting about the album stream, Abel Tesfaye wrote:
everybody listen. i want you to always know and understand something before you purchase. if you love it then support it. XO to all my fans.— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) September 1, 2013
The 'Kiss Land' tracklisting is:
'Love in the Sky'
'Belong to the World'
'Live For' [ft. Drake]
'Tears in the Rain'
'Wanderlust' (Pharrell Remix)
'Odd Look' (Kavinsky ft. the Weeknd)
The Weeknd – real name Abel Tesfaye – told Complex magazine via hotnewhiphop.com that 'Kiss Land', had a lot in common with horror movies, saying: "A lot of it is inspired by filmmakers like John Carpenter, David Cronenberg, and Ridley Scott, because they know how to capture fear. That's what 'Kiss Land' is to me, an environment that's just honest fear."
He continued: "I don't know who I am right now and I'm doing all these outlandish things in these settings that I'm not familiar with. To me, it's the most terrifying thing ever. So when you hear the screams in the record and you hear all these horror references and you feel scared, listen to the music because I want you to feel what I'm feeling. 'Kiss Land' is like a horror movie."
The R&B singer will play three UK dates in November.
The Weeknd will play:
Birmingham NIA (November 22)
Manchester O2 Apollo (23)
London O2 Arena (26)
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