Free Mixtape: The Weeknd - 'echoes Of Silence'
Hailing from Canada, Abel Tesfaye, also known as The Weeknd, is said by many critics to be responsible for the revival of real R&B this year. Screaming with soul, dark moments aplenty and sexual fantasies that we wouldn’t even say out loud to ourselves, it’s no wonder his listeners are sucking it in like their last breath of fresh air...
His previous free mixtapes, 'House of Balloons' and 'Thursday', caused his site to crash after fans went download crazy. Now just in time for Christmas, the singer has released the long- awaited third instalment to the three-part trilogy, 'Echoes Of Silence'.
The 9-track mixtape has caused 'Dirty Diana' to trend on Twitter after listeners heard his remake of the Michael Jackson classic. Although covering a MJ track is risky business, The Weeknd's version was a roaring success, thus proving his worth in an industry where authenticity is debatably, but seemingly declining.
2012 is set to be a big year for Drake's friend, The Weeknd, with fans already on his case about his debut album release. It seems that Drizzy was right when he stated: "That OVO and that XO is everything you believe in."
4. 'XO/The Host'
6. 'Same Old Song'
7. 'The Fall' (Prod. by Clams Casino)
8. 'The Next'
9. 'Echoes Of Silence'
Download The Weeknd's new mixtape, 'Echoes Of Silence', for free: H E R E
Words: Maz Khan (@MazHalima)
Online editing: Joseph 'JP' Patterson (@Jpizzledizzle)