HAPPY FIFTH B-DAY ABEL!!
14th November 2017
Before he gave us Starboy, Beauty Behind The madness and Kiss Land he gave us Trilogy’.
As a long-term fan of The Weeknd this was the project that combined all of his sexy incredible mixtapes and was my soundtrack at the time of it’s release back in 2012.
He created music that sounded so damn hard yet sensual. That whole R&B with laid back production which made you want to vibe out with your man. Abel has over the last few years become one of the biggest artists in the world. The important thing is he has never really compromised his signature laid back style or provocative lyrics to fit into any box. I adore him and musically he is truly dope. I put him in the same box as special musicians like Frank Ocean and Sade. He creates perfect bedroom music but also to bump in the car.
There is something so cool about The Weeknd and what he represents. I have met his a couple times and his energy has always been so interesting and yet still a bit of a mystery. I can’t say I ever understood at the time why he wouldn’t do interviews but now it makes perfect sense. I guess real stars from back in the day always had that level of mystery and almost made them untouchable, also always made it about the music. Abel’s recent public relationship with Selena Gomez showed a more personal side to him, which I think has probably been good for him. You know that saying you never quite know what you are missing out until you try it.
I don’t expect him to be out here hitting every red carpet or being on the Dailymail, but his ambitions in music and fashion will have him sharing a different side to his personailty through his art.
With his recent collabs including Puma XO, H&M XO and now Trilogy XO clothing all out this dude is killing the game. This capsule collection features, hoodies, t-shirts, hats and awesome artwork.
Enjoy the music here.