It’s been about 2 weeks since the release of The Weeknd’s album Starboy and I Just can’t get enough of this project!

Without a doubt House of Balloons will forever remain my favorite offering of his but as time passes there’s no denying the growth of The Weeknd as an artist. He’s not afraid to take risks and that plays a huge part of his success. All 18 tracks of Starboy are currently sitting on the Billboard Hot 100 charts and like Abel tweeted not too long ago “XO you did that!”

Right before he dropped the album, The Weeknd released a visual titled MANIA which featured tracks from Starboy. From the opening with a sexy panther sitting upon a pedestal  in an all white room to seeing a beautiful femme fatale on the dance floor at a club which later turned into a bloody bathroom scene, this video is ill to say the least and definitely added to the intrigue of this creation.

With features from the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Future, Daft Punk and Lana del Rey, it’s hard to choose just a few standouts but a huge highlight for me would be “All I Know” ft. Future. That song is EVERYTHING.

“The reasons I can’t have you, are so easy to fix
I didn’t really plan to, but I’ma do it for this
The reasons I can’t have you, isn’t so complicated
Baby if you let me I won’t hesitate

All I know, all I know is this
All I know, all I know is this
All I know, all I know, all I know, all I know is this”

“True Colors” is another favorite of mine. I feel like this one will definitely resonate with his female fans a little more which is probably why I’m such a fan of his, he’s always sure to cater to the ladies.

“What’s done is done
Now that I’m the only one
If you tell me I’ll accept what you’ve been through, oh yeah
And I don’t believe all this inconsistency
I’ve been hearing different stories about you

So if I love you
It’d be just for you
So when I’m touching you
Can I trust in you?
Can I trust in you? Oh babe”

From cutting his hair to experimenting with his sound to now having another #1 album, this year has proven to be monstrous for The Weeknd and I feel as if he’s still just scratching the surface!

If you haven’t already heard Starboy then 1. Where the F#ck have you been?! and 2. Get on that ASAP!

Be sure to peep MANIA below as well!

“If it ain’t XO then it gotta go!”


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