Abel Tesfaye, the heart-stomped hedonist crooner behind the Weeknd, became a star on the back of the three mixtapes he released in 2011, and now he’s finally ready to release Kiss Land, his major-label debut. And listening to the album now, Tesfaye hasn’t altered his sound for mass consumption at all; he’s still bemoaning lost innocence through a weigthless, gorgeously-rendered soundworld that drones as much as it flutters. We’ve already posted a bunch of the album’s songs — the title track, “Belong To The World,” “Love In The Sky,” the Drake collab “Live For” — and now the entire LP is streaming online. Listen to Kiss Land at NPR.
Kiss Land is out 9/10 on Republic.