by The Weeknd
The Weeknd - Kiss Land
There was a time when rappers only wrote about selling drugs. Songs would describe their methods for ‘chopping up keys’ and their favourite colour baggies for denoting different product. The difference now is that rappers and R&B singers have become the customers not the suppliers. Popular rap music no longer boasts which corners are owned by who and instead have been replaced with stories of excessive substance consumption. Where the likes of Wiz, and Trinidad spit about never ending highs and the buzz of a good blunt or a pop of molly, The Weeknd lives in the come down. The perpetual descent into drug induced madness and loneliness. The chalky taste of the morning after ‘drips’ are far too real in The Weeknd’s Kiss Land as is the regret of last evenings sin. He may not be the artist you should be relating to, but he sure is the artist you should be listening to.