Abel Tesfaye is in “the zone.” He’s just having a hit after hit as The Weeknd. Right now he’s got a terrific remixed duet of “Save Your Tears” with Ariana Grande all over the radio. (It sounds like they sang over an old Orchestral Manouevres in the Dark record!)
The Weeknd is dropping new music this week called “The Dawn.” He posted a snippet to Youtube last night. His last album, “After Hours,” was famously snubbed by the Grammys. Now he says he won’t submit any more music to them. If I were the Grammys, I’d just enter it themselves and hit him with a bunch of nominations this time around.
This clip starts with a disco riff but ends with a melody and a good foreboding. I’m ready!
PS And still no new Adele, six years anniversary coming November 15th.