The Weeknd yesterday took to Twitter to release his newest track, "Enemy." The sound is sparse, hollow, and cold with The Weeknd's quivering vocals strewn over the track with typically cutting, candid lyrics like "I'd rather be your enemy than any friend you think I would be. I'm just trying to take you home without a word..."
And today, you can have all the rest with the release of Jenna's 7-track Kiss and Run EP, featuring an all-star production cast: The Messengers (Justin Bieber, Chris Brown), Dan Heath (Lana Del Rey), Doc McKinney (The Weeknd, Drake, Mary J. Blige), Adam Pallin (Cobra Starship), Jake Gosling (Ed Sheeran, Paloma Faith, Lady Gaga, Far East Movement), and Wayne Wilkins (Beyonce, Jordin Sparks, Cheryl Cole).
The determined artist's passion seamlessly translates from her story to honest, real lyrics that she aims to use to help give 'little girls and young women hope that their dreams can come true.' We can get behind that, no doubt.
Also today, Jenna released her video for "Weapon," which happens to be one of our favorite tracks off the EP. And yet another gorgeous video to complement a candid song about the double edged sword that love can often be.
For those unaware, The Weeknd used to be a duo, including a producer named Jeremy Rose (aka Zodiac). After being unceremoniously removed from the group, he's carried on with solo work and has recently released a project called the Zodiac EP. Below is "Come" from that project featuring the dreamy crooner Jesse Boykins III. The work is the product of a $300 laptop. True indeed that artistry need not rely on fancy tools, but simply talent!
Melancholy electro-soul savant The Weeknd today released his gloomy, intimate video for "Rolling Stone." The black and white video shows the singer up close and personal, seated in a photo studio. Piercing eye contact in those close-ups and furrowed brow soul pouring does more than just a little to stir up anyone's secret emo. Eesh.
Steven A. Clark yesterday released his poignant post-breakup album, Fornication Under The Consent of the King. Sounding like a blend between Aloe Blacc and The Weeknd with dashes of The Neptunes, Steven digs deep into his heartache, wading in the desolate depths of his sadness and jadedness. Arguably, it may be the mens that do it best when it comes to emo. Remember Kanye's808s & Heartbreak? Yeah, ish was depressing.
There are definitely going to be some weeping bros that will find secret relatability here. And we're gonna let you have that. It's all a free download and the full stream is available on Consquence of Sound, in case you're crying so hard that you can't wait for the download to complete.
Steven A. Clark - Fornication Under The Consent of the King[Download]