Label: Not On Label (The Weeknd Self-Released) - none • Format: 9x, File MP3, Mixtape 320 kbps • Country: Canada • Genre: Electronic, Hip Hop, Funk / Soul, Pop • Style: RnB/Swing, Contemporary R&B
Taken as mood music designed for toxic and illicit late-night situations, House of Balloons -- the debut from Toronto vocalist Abel Tesfayereleased as a free download on his Tumblr blog -- can make for absorptive listening. Tesfaye 's voice is a gentle, City Girl - The Jezabels - Prisoner, and occasionally gorgeous-sounding instrument that, through sound and words, mixes based belligerence with palpable inner turmoil.
The unrelenting stream of dramatically delivered lyrics about getting high and laid can be draining. Also, there are instances where it seems likely that Tesfaye does not have Urban Dictionary bookmarked, like when he says he'll "knock your boots off" an apparent mix of knocking boots and knock your socks off and brags that he's "always on that okey-dokey" unless he's proud of being a gullible doormat.
Still, Tesfaye and his producers are often ideal foils for one another. The numb, dragged-out melodies and ice-cold drums in "High for This," and the swaggering hook over a chiming lullaby backing in "The Party and the After Party" one of few instances where Tesfaye views a female as more than a mere conquest are two of several highlights.
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Streams Videos All Posts. Release Date March 21, Track Listing. High for This. The The Party & The After Party - The Weeknd - House Of Balloons. What You Need. The Morning. Wicked Games. Coming Down. Loft Music. The Knowing. Twenty Eight.
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