The early days of The Weeknd’s career were incredibly mysterious; his first mixtape, House of Baloons, captured the attention of music fans everywhere and while it may have been a Drake co-sign that got them to play the tape, the R&B singer’s impressive, yet dark, sound is what kept them listening. We would eventually learn that The Weeknd was 22-year-old Toronto native Abel Tesfaye, and before 2011 had wrapped up he had given fans two more well-refined projects – Thursday and Echoes of Silence. For his first major-label release, The Weeknd presents Trilogy which combines and remasters the songs that composed House of Baloons, Thursday and Echoes of Silence into a single album with the addition. Now Trilogy‘s 30 lengthy tracks make for a rather daunting listen, so if you were already up on everything The Weekend had released you can skip right ahead to “Valerie”, “Twenty Eight” and “Til Dawn” which are album’s lone three new tracks. If not, take some time and aquatinted with this promising young artist’s work so far.
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