Internet music sensation The Weeknd has, since 2011, exploded in the R'n'B circuit producing some of the more lascivious tracks iTunes has to offer. His latest album, entitled Kiss Land
, has done nothing but further the eruption of his legacy. With two years now under his belt, this album is a pure showing of his constant desire to surprise the listeners with what he has to say, and some of the topics of the songs are incredibly honest and at times, vividly erotic.
The Weeknd, aka Abel Tesfaye, dropped his first collection of singles on YouTube a couple of years ago and has continued to conquer the world of R'n'B ever since. Songs like the album's title track, "Kiss Land," act as the prime examples of his erotic genius that has his fans so mesmerized. Tesfaye's soft falsetto and well-produced beats create the notion that his mind is set on making songs for love. However, his songs aren't afraid to explore the seedy sides of sexual relationships. He speaks of his excessive drug usage as well as his bedroom habits. He also goes into quite descriptive detail about those visiting his bedroom palace. He sings, "Cause the only thing you're takin' is your clothes off / Go 'head girl, strip it down, close your mouth," and continues, "My doctor told me to stop / And he gave me something to pop."
It is clear throughout the album that he is dealing with an internal battle and this is his form of coping. There is a constant tone of the fear of being alone, yet fighting for freedom simultaneously. The conflict is what drives the record into untouched territories (metaphorically speaking) and draws in listeners.
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