‘Dawn FM’ shows a playful and experimental side of the Weeknd with unexpected features on his new tracks.
‘The Highlights’ features The Weeknd’s familiar hits and collaborations but fails to expand his sound.
The Weeknd’s highly anticipated fourth album delivers lukewarm lyrics and a propensity for melodrama.
The Weeknd croons over past love on new single “After Hours,” and The Strokes and The 1975 return with new singles.
The Weeknd’s latest EP ‘My Dear Melancholy,’ details the range of emotions involved in heartbreak but is weighed down by recycled beats and trite lyrics.
Associate Arts editor Kaylie Ramirez discusses the coded lyrics and happy-go-lucky beats certain artists use to disguise their messages about drugs.
The Weeknd enlists Kendrick Lamar to exceed expectations on new single “Pray for Me.” CHVRCHES falls short on “Get Out” while Bishop Briggs brings the heat for ‘Fifty Shades Freed’ single.
Casting away the tired rags of his old persona, The Weeknd seeks to reinvent himself in the music video “Starboy,” but the effects of casting away that which garnered him acclaim have yet to be seen.