I figured since I had a post about Frank Ocean yesterday, I might as well post something else classified as R&B.

The mysterious act called The Weeknd has at least one member, singer Abel Tesfaye, and is based in Toronto, hometown of fellow R&B/Hip-Hopper Drake. Drake is in large part responsible for creating buzz around The Weeknd. Although, when you listen to the act it’s reasonable to think they would have generated buzz by themselves at some point.

This mixtape makes you feel like you’re in a deep sleepy state. The dreamy beats, verses about women, hip-hop references and sometimes a taste of melancholy really makes this mixtape stand out, almost hypnotizing. It’s almost like those commercials you see for old R&B “love-making” music, except this stuff is phenomenal. Now that I think about it, this is a mix of Theophilus London beats and Frank Ocean lyrics  with a touch of Drake.

I’ve heard comparisons between The Weeknd and Frank Ocean and I think some are warranted. Both have dreamy styles, were essentially self-released albums, and have potential to shape the way that R&B will sound in the future.

Download from datpiff.com

The Weeknd-House of Balloons Mixtape