The Weeknd Beauty Behind the Madness 2LP
Rolling Stone 50 Best Albums of 2015- Rated 5/50!
2016 Grammy Award Winner!
• Best Urban Contemporary Album
• Best R&B Performance: Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)
Double LP In Top-Loading Gatefold Jacket!
Following "Trilogy", a compilation album of re-mixed and remastered versions of
his 2011 mixtapes House of Balloons, Thursday and Echoes of Silence, and the
2013 album Kiss Land, Abel Tesfaye releases Beauty Behind the Madness. The
breakthrough album features the hit single "I Can't Feel My Face".
"Canada's Abel Tesfaye redefined what it means to be an R&B auteur with his
breakthrough second LP. After a series of mysterious mixtape releases built
around weeded-out goth moodiness...he went for full-on Top 40 grandeur this
time, without diluting any of his eerie allure. The sumptuous Max Martin joint
"Can't Feel My Face" got America dancing to a sex-as-cocaine metaphor, thanks to
a joyful hook Michael Jackson could have moonwalked to; "In the Night" amped up
the violent undercurrents of MJ circa Bad while still feeling like a party; and
bleary ballads like "Earned It" and "The Hills" spun gossamer sensuality into
unlikely hit singles. Who else but the Weeknd could make a line like "Only my
mother could love me for me" work as pillow talk? It's just that kind of raw
honesty that makes him such a revolutionary player." - RollingStone.com
• Double LP
• Top-loading gatefold jacket
1. Real Life
3. Tell Your Friends
2. The Hills
1. I Can't Feel My Face
3. Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)
4. In the Night
1. As You Are
2. Dark Times