It's Thursday on a Friday. The Weeknd, Drake's Protégé and Toronto-based falsetto wunderkind Abel Tesfaye, dropped his second mixtape Thursday last night at midnight on his website. While the download is running slow, you can listen to the follow-up to House of Balloons here.
Thursday features much of what was great about the Canadian R&B singer's last release—etherial beats, Tesfaye's silky pipes and a handy dash of self-indulgence—with a deft collaboration with Drake on "The Zone" thrown in.
Even with two releases already under his belt, the 21-year-old Tesfaye has made no plans of slowing down – he is set to release a third mixtape as The Weeknd, Echoes of Silence, before the year is out.
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