Despite not revealing his identity officially, those of us who are “music insiders”* know The Weeknd is the brainchild of twenty-one year old Abel Tesfaye who, joined by a series of well-known producers and guests including Clams Casino and fellow Canuck, Drake, has now put out three free, progressively more awesome mixtapes.
The third, Echoes Of Silence, was released just before Christmas and served to be the latenight soundtrack to many a New Year’s Eve party, for sure. Our Jam of the Day, “Initiation,” is the highlight of his new tracks. Dark, broody, and dirty as hell, it will be THE SONG to get busy to in 2012.
Listen or download below. Get out there and grab all three of The Weeknd’s mixtapes for the price of nothing. They’ll also be arriving on vinyl later this winter.
*I use the term “music insider” extremely loosely. I found this information by searching the Google.