The Weeknd is the alias of Abel Tesfaye an Ethiopian Canadian from the city of Toronto. He has released a free mixtape titled House of Ballons, you can download it off his site at: http://the-weeknd.com/.
Trust me, once you listen you'll thank me for exposing you to him.
Anyways, I'm sure many of us feel the same way, but if we all had our own thread of music recommendations, it becomes a bit of a problem doesn't it? And chances are, people are more likely to check out the big, official music recommendation thread than a one-time recommendation thread. So eh, no hard feelings, but what has to be done has to be done, right?
Also, I haven't got around to hearing it yet cos the internet's bloodyslow here. I'll give it a go and tell you what I think
I hate pop music, and I hate everything that tries to emulate it.
I thought that going to be some awesome trip-hop downtempo acid-jazz. But no, I was wrong -- I was actually happy to hear the first video, the howling noise in the background and then... boom! And comes the vocal. Well, this is subjective and opinionated, but I don't like the vocals -- it's trying so hard to emulate those pop-musicians, and not to mention the cliched lyrics, it wasn't good. It is good if you like those kind of music, though.
The second video has a nice instrumentation, and a beautiful texture. But then again, I didn't like the singing, and the cliched topics it played. Anyway, I like the fact that he is not that quite popular, yet.
Both of them stops quarter-way, because I have shitty interntet. Well, that's my opinion about this group, and you heard it.