Author: THE WEEKND

hip-hop-homoerotica:

neglecters:

Abel Tesfaye for After Hours

Vandalized by 7000GB.

xoaddictz:

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angel1nthetrap:

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filmmap:

This is such a classic Abel song. On first listen, it is cocky, confident and crazy. His smooth voice accompanied by metro boomin’s thumping bass, it has an undeniable energy that makes you feel like you’re on top of the world. This is until you’re finally able to lift the veil. Behind the loudness and the aggression is pain. You hear the lyrics and the dust starts to settle. It’s a cry for help. This is reflected in the brilliantly shot music video as well. With all the bright lights and money stripped away, it is just a sad and pathetic man, tripping out of his mind, puking in the middle of the road. It is incredible how seamlessly both sides of the story fit together. Each lyric and each shot from the video can be interpreted in both ways depending on how you are feeling at the moment. Feeling like you’re invincible? Then being back to your ways and being heartless is the best thing to be. You’re on a pedestal that no one can knock down. Feeling like your life is spinning out of control? Then you’re just heartless & soulless. You feel so disgusted by yourself that you can’t even see why people still care and still love you. You don’t deserve it. You can see how this is the narrator’s way of romanticising his own situation, just so you can get past how pathetic you feel. 

I love this song. It reminds of the Kissland title track. It still has the same essence of dealing with how fame and a lack of self control can lead to some bad consequences. The music video is a masterpiece that I will be revisiting for a while now.

Edit: I just the realised the best song to compare this to is House of Balloons – just desperately trying to convince yourself that everything is fine when it clearly isn’t. 

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xoaddictz:

xoaddictz:

Blinding Lights

“I’ve been tryna call

I’ve been on my own for long enough

Maybe you can show me how to love, maybe”

I cant seem to get in touch with you no matter how hard I’ve tried. It’s been difficult for me emotionally, and I’m hoping you can help.

“I’m going through withdrawals

You don’t even have to do too much

You can turn me on with just a touch, baby”

I’m so obsessed, so addicted to you, that your mere presents could satisfy me right now.

“I look around and Sin City’s cold and empty

No one’s around to judge me

I can’t see clearly when you’re gone”

In this familiar setting, everything’s a blur. I feel lost and confused and out of place even when i should be comfortable and at ease. It’s just not the same without you.

“I said…I’m blinded by the lights

No, I can’t sleep until I feel your touch”

You’re aura is overwhelming to me. And you’re energy is so addicting i cant even sleep without it.

“I said…I’m drowning in the night

Oh, when I’m like this, you’re the one I trust”

This lifestyle is overwhelming to me. I cant trust anyone; it’s like they all want to take advantage of me. But not you, never you…

“I’m running out of time

‘Cause I can see the sun light up the sky

So I hit the road in overdrive, baby”

I’ve got to beat the day. I have to find you. I have to let you know what’s going on with me and how i feel. I need you to know.

“Oh, the city’s cold and empty

No one’s around to judge me

I can’t see clearly when you’re gone”

“I said…I’m blinded by the lights

No, I can’t sleep until I feel your touch”

“I said…I’m drowning in the night

Oh, when I’m like this

You’re the one I trust”

“I’m just walking by to let you know

I can never say it on the phone

Will never let you go this time”

I had to see you in person, face to face. It’s so important that just calling wouldn’t cut it. I cant lose you again…

“I said…I’m blinded by the lights

No, I can’t sleep until I feel your touch”

abl-tesfaye:

THE WEEKND x METRO BOOMIN

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