The Weeknd decided to give his fans a realllllllllllll nice Christmas present. Two new songs? You got it!
As if his flawless Beauty Behind the Madness album wasn’t enough, he released “Low Life” featuring Future and “Pass Dat (The Weeknd Remix)” featuring Jeremih. Both were uploaded to his SoundCloud (https://m.soundcloud.com/theweeknd) on Christmas Eve. AKA – add these to your pregame playlist folks.
“Low Life” has a deep backbeat as Future’s classic tweaked vocals spit some raps. Then The Weeknd nonchalantly croons, “I’m reppin for the low life”. The song, spanning past five minutes keeps you intoxicated from start to finish. This is past the R&B stage, and more on the hip-hop side; something The Weeknd proves he can also master.
“Pass Dat” is straight fire. The bass is unreal and The Weeknd absolute slays his verse in the sexiest way. His vocals are so unique you can’t help but want to learn every word. He truly puts Jeremih to shame with this one. This song was a banger before, but this remix takes it to another level.
Touché to The Weeknd, for keeping the good vibes alive.
In case you missed it…Ariana Grande really likes Christmas. Last year we got the fun “Santa Tell Me” and the year before that she released, Christmas Kisses -EP. Ariana’s voice was made for some sultry carols and airy harmonies, which is what we hear on her EP, appropriately titled, Christmas & Chill. Fans are already loving the holiday vibes!
With a total of six songs, Grande puts her gorgeous vocals to good use, singing about mistletoe, kisses, and well… you get the idea.
Ariana Grande recently said on Twitter that the EP was made in a week, which is insanely impressive, considering the overall production of these songs. The beats are infectious, reminding you of the classic pop/R&B Ari that we all love. “December” has a sexy tone to it with Grande singing, “I just wanna keep my baby warm through the wintertime”. While “True Love” plays with some light hip-hop in the cutest way.
I will definitely be listening to this as I make cookies, decorate the tree, wrap presents, and pretty much anything else Christmas related. Hell…I’ll keep listening to this for the next three months.
Whether it’s their impeccable aesthetic on Instagram, their overly drug-infused lyrics, or their fake postings about breaking up; The 1975 are a pure neon dream. If you look up “neon” in the dictionary, you might find this definition: “of,relatingto,orcharacteristicofatawdryurbandistrictorofgaudynighttimeentertainment.” Almost a complete description of The 1975. Coincidence? I think not…
For the past two months or so, they have been teasing their sophomore album, I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It with pink hued neon signs with what looks to be the titles of songs off the album. Each one is set against a beautifully haunting backdrop making you beg for more answers as to what they mean. As of today, 12/9 we have 11, which could almost be the full track listing. Flip through the gallery below!