I don’t think The Weeknd has wasted his potential since becoming an unlikely star, but he’s certainly lost some of his edge. Abel Tesfaye used to be a mysterious force in the R&B scene, and the hype that he accumulated across the release of his first three mixtapes was in no small part due to the almost-mythical nature of the man himself. Of course, the music also helped. Beach House-sampling ‘The Party & The After Party’ proves Tesfaye knows how to set a scene. Airy, atmospheric and sensual as hell – obviously – the track is intimate and just the right side of erotic.
Listen to ‘The Party & The After Party’ below.