Influencing Influencers

It’s no secret that I am a music enthusiast, especially when it comes to music in the R&B genre. I’ve been a long time fan of Abél Makkonen Tesfaye, otherwise known as The Weeknd. Though he just arrive to the mainstream scene, The Weeknd has been making incredible music for year now, and it has been truly incredible to watch his style evolve.

This past week, The Weeknd released his third studio album, “Starboy.” The album was riddled with 80’s pop influences, and drew from iconic musicians like David Bowie and Prince. As such a huge influencer himself, it was really interesting to get a glimpse into what influences and inspires him.

I really enjoyed this musical collection, and would even go so far as to rank it as one of my favorite productions by The Weeknd thus far. My personal favorite songs from the album are “I Feel it Coming” and “Attention.” I would definitely encourage you to take a listen!

You can listen to the album and read all about song meanings here:

http://genius.com/albums/The-weeknd/Starboy

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