The Weeknd: Kiss Land

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NPR gave the internet a first crack at The Weeknd’s upcoming album Kiss Land this week, which they describe as Abel Tesfaye’s “manifesto against seeking fame and living your dreams.” Since dropping the mixtape House of Balloons in 2010, the unique crooning Canadian singer has received much critical acclaim—even a comparison to the indelible Michael Jackson. Deeply introspective, emotional and beautifully composed, Kiss Land shows how much Tesfaye has grown, while also eluding to how greatly he will continue to influence his peers and the world around him.