2011
03.22

Not much is known about upcoming Toronto band The Weeknd, but they have a thriving buzz from tracks that have been leaked online over the last few months.  The music you will find on their debut project House Of Balloons is far from the typical R&B that you hear on the radio every day.  Lead vocalist Abel Tesfaye has very smooth sound reminiscent of Def Jam recording artist Jerimih (but with much greater range) while the band’s producer Jeremy Rose is behind the beats of what I would refer to as “Experimental R&B”.  The Weekend gives us something new and refreshing that can not really compare to anything you have ever heard before.  Women may love the predominately smooth & sexy lyrical content, while guys will indulge the excellent production that contains hard hitting drums and banging bass.  Indeed, House of Balloons perfect for listening in you car during rush hour on your way home from work, or playing in your condo while entertaining guest.

DOWNLOAD: The Weeknd – House Of Balloons [Mixtape]


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  1. […] you haven’t done so already, download the House Of Balloons mixtape right HERE. 0 […]

  2. […] undoubtedly been a huge year for the Toronto-based Tesfaye. On the mixtape front, House of Balloons was a big record. Didn’t vibe to Thursday the same way but it was cool. Many industry peeps […]

  3. [EDITED]
    I downloaded this mix-tape through a recommendation of a producer-friend of mine from Calgary, Alberta, who said this was well worth indulging in. And he was right. The composition and content of these songs are unique and refreshing. The lead singers voice is a medley of angelic tones. The lyrical content is raw, edgy, but caps on human emotion. Even though some of the tracks have a simple beat, it brings you in with the story of the words. I feel this style of music resembles a mesh of Trey Songz and Miguel in certain ways, but i find that there is more of a complex instrumentation of songs on this mix-tape which really demonstrates intelligent production. I highly recommend this mix-tape for anyone who wants a new, contemporary take on R&B.

  4. I love the song “what you need”. It takes me somewhere, free’s my mind. All i think about is hot steamy love. I keep it on repeat.

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