The Weeknd (Official Thread)

Oct 27, 2011 @ 05:14
<p>^ vocals match the album cuts and the overall sound with the live band is mind blowing. shit gets real cinematic at points like you’re watching a story unfold through the sound. definitely worth seeing/hearing/feeling for yourself</p>


weeknd destroys it on tracks...but live, he still has some work to do. Heard him at his Toronto concert and OVOFEST and his vocals, in my opinion, are actually a bit off than what I hear on tracks. His band is great though, but he himself still needs to work on his performance live.
Oct 31, 2011 @ 14:33
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDao0Ke0viA

he got that cool accent
Nov 01, 2011 @ 00:46
<p>These n***** might be the best crew in music right now <br>
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This is super dope
Nov 02, 2011 @ 22:58

Not as dope as his Florence + The Machine remix, but I fuck with it. smokeyface
Nov 04, 2011 @ 05:11
Where to cawp XO shirt? Didn't have a chance to go to a show.
Nov 10, 2011 @ 01:27
bump for top tier shit
Nov 10, 2011 @ 08:15
How do you all feel about his live performances?


reminds me of dream too much. his sound i mean.
Nov 13, 2011 @ 22:03
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIkTzOYOYv8&amp;feature=mfu_in_order&amp;list=UL
Nov 18, 2011 @ 15:07
what the hell is the girls name on the album cover, and in the single photos? it said in an interview somewhere but I can not find it

http://www.flickr.com/photos/taylxr http://clicksnapreload.tumblr.com/ @taylxr

Nov 18, 2011 @ 19:16
reminds me of dream too much. his sound i mean.

Even their names though..

Noneless, I like The-Dream, and I like The Weeknd.
Nov 25, 2011 @ 03:17
http://octobersveryown.blogspot.com/2011/11/weeknd-knowing.html
Nov 25, 2011 @ 03:30
Video is pretty good, lots of imagery and symbols relating to the song but he gives it a different persepective.

Im sure Nabil would've done a better job directing the video if he wanted that kind of effect.

017shop.ca

Nov 25, 2011 @ 04:33
http://vimeo.com/32644792
what just happen?
only thing i got is she was trying to break his heart.
Nov 25, 2011 @ 05:42
hes dope as hell. i know theres no need to compare, though theyre the biggest upcoming singers, but i like him better than frank.

pink like hamilton

Nov 25, 2011 @ 05:54
straight up, i did not know wtf was going on with that video... but then again, Im drunk as hell! someone enlighten me!
Nov 25, 2011 @ 05:55
double post
Nov 25, 2011 @ 06:26
She couldn't break Abel's heart.. smh
Nov 25, 2011 @ 13:12
OK,for those who don't fully understand the video,I'll help you out.

Basically,the beginning scene is showing the fall of Ethiopia's leader, Haile Selassie.He was assassinated in the 70's in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.Then it shows the woman and man teleporting back into space,signifying that they had finished their job.
To my understanding they are the "Watchers",which could explain why the video takes place on the fictional planet "Ethio x"

When the song actually starts,you see how abel is going through his "breakup" with the unnamed woman.As it shows them separate from each other and become worlds apart litteraly,It signifies the revolt in Ethiopia.Haile Selassie was assassinated by his own people,which brings us back to the 2 characters in the very beginning of the video.

At the very end of the video,right before the scene with abel grabbing hold of the womans hand,the screen shows a close up of his face,which quickly changes into the face of Haile Selassie with a single tear in his eye.

In a sense,heartbreak was the cause of the revolt,and eventual assassination.

The romance between the two characters is actually secondary to the main symbolism,but I assume it was needed in order to fit the song,and for people to at least get a small grasp on whats going on the video.

Being a young man with mixed Ethiopian descent,I appreciate this video because of all the background symbolism,and the way it was shot.This shit is truly amazing.

http://illestxvillian.tumblr.com/

Nov 25, 2011 @ 13:17
Damn villn, props smokeyface
Nov 25, 2011 @ 13:19
damn....thank you good sir
Nov 25, 2011 @ 13:37
smokeyface
No prob.I felt that the video needed to be broken down to fully appreciate it.

http://illestxvillian.tumblr.com/

Nov 26, 2011 @ 21:48
OK,for those who don't fully understand the video,I'll help you out.

Basically,the beginning scene is showing the fall of Ethiopia's leader, Haile Selassie.He was assassinated in the 70's in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.Then it shows the woman and man teleporting back into space,signifying that they had finished their job.
To my understanding they are the "Watchers",which could explain why the video takes place on the fictional planet "Ethio x"

When the song actually starts,you see how abel is going through his "breakup" with the unnamed woman.As it shows them separate from each other and become worlds apart litteraly,It signifies the revolt in Ethiopia.Haile Selassie was assassinated by his own people,which brings us back to the 2 characters in the very beginning of the video.

At the very end of the video,right before the scene with abel grabbing hold of the womans hand,the screen shows a close up of his face,which quickly changes into the face of Haile Selassie with a single tear in his eye.

In a sense,heartbreak was the cause of the revolt,and eventual assassination.

The romance between the two characters is actually secondary to the main symbolism,but I assume it was needed in order to fit the song,and for people to at least get a small grasp on whats going on the video.

Being a young man with mixed Ethiopian descent,I appreciate this video because of all the background symbolism,and the way it was shot.This shit is truly amazing.


This was enlightening. Thx bruh
I'm not sure, but isn't the reason they breakup because the queen cheated? I thought that the scene with the "goat man" thing was supposed to symbolize her cheating on him or something..

burr

Nov 26, 2011 @ 22:29
Here's another description I found on youtube:
"Basically The Weeknd &amp; His girl was King &amp; Queen of a single planet but she cheated. He caught her and killed her followers. He then puts them in this container for the Queen to see. She gets mad and they break up - The reason for the planet splitting. While on his planet her followers are sent to retrieve his heart. Problem is she couldn't break through his heart. He comes back to her now fallen planet and retrieve his heart. Moral of the story: She couldn't break his heart"

burr

Nov 27, 2011 @ 10:37
Nov 28, 2011 @ 23:09
xvillen good analysis, but selassie death was never confirmed, some say rebels assassinated him while official reports claim he had respiratory problems. Good to see a fellow ethiopian on the forums tho!
Nov 29, 2011 @ 11:51
http://vimeo.com/32644792
what just happen?
only thing i got is she was trying to break his heart.


Holy fuck. This video is incredible. INCREDIBLE I SAY.
Nov 30, 2011 @ 05:48
man he coming to my hometown but I need to find a honey thats down to go cant bring the homies
be like this all night


17000 ferrari

Dec 03, 2011 @ 21:49
Whaaa. How you know? This nigga said he goin' on tour after EoS drops.

instagram: prxsh

Dec 04, 2011 @ 03:01
Is he signed yet? I cant see him releasing EoS for free again cause HOB and Thursday were all quality albums that I wouldn't mind paying for.

017shop.ca

Dec 06, 2011 @ 19:57
He refers to it as a trilogy so I'm guessing he will release it for free.


yee :D
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