The Weeknd, the dark and atmospheric R&B project of Canadian Abel Tesfaye, releases its first proper major label album next week, titled Kiss Land. It builds on the underground success of his 2011 mixtapes, House of Balloons, Thursday and Echoes of Silence, and with a major label budget to boot. You can now stream the album a week before its release, courtesy of NPR.
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