The Weeknd's sophomore album, Beauty Behind The Madness, was released today. I haven't listened to it yet, but in honor of the release, I have made a list of The Weeknd's five best songs. Enjoy and get the album here.
1. "The Knowing"-House of Balloons (2011)
A track from one of The Weeknd's earlier mixtapes, "The Knowing" is a dark song where he confesses to knowing that his lover has cheated on him, but he's become numb to it all.
2. "The Zone (feat. Drake)"- Thursday (2011)
"The Zone" is a song that sees The Weeknd and Drake lost in a sea of strippers and syrup. By this point, The Weeknd had garnered much attention for his dark, self-loathing lyrics. OVOXO at its finest.
3. "Adaptation"- Kiss Land (2013)
The Weeknd's debut album, Kiss Land, saw him taking his sound to the main stage. "Adaptation" is a song of longing, for love lost in the midst of submitting to temptation.
4. "Wanderlust"- Kiss Land (2013)
Kiss Land was also an album where The Weeknd shows a lot of similarities to Michael Jackson. And I think "Wanderlust" showcases that perfectly. From the production to the way his voice hits every note, it's uncanny.
5. "Can't Feel My Face"- Beauty Behind The Madness (2015)
In The Weeknd's latest offering, the lead single "Can't Feel My Face" is a bonafide hit. The Weeknd is at the top of his game and I love it.