The Weeknd releases two new songs and tracklist

In anticipation of the release of his third album “Starboy,” The Weeknd has shared the tracklist and two new song “Party Monster” and “I Feel It Coming.”

The album includes features from Future, Daft Punk, Kendrick Lamar and for the second album in a row, Lana Del Rey. I think the number of features is good. Not too heavy handed, but enough to give the album some texture.  I’m curious if The Weeknd will rap more on his song with Kendrick. Previously, when he featured on a rap song, he follows that flow, a la his feature with Future on “Low Life.” I also enjoy that type of flow, so I’m looking forward to that.

I like the two songs that he released more than “Starboy” and the other previously released track “False Alarm.”

“I Feel It Coming” is the Michael Jackson feeling that to me The Weeknd missed on his previous “Michael Jackson lite” tracks. I enjoy the ethereal Michael Jackson, not the weird rock phase. I automatically started grooving to this song, which says a lot from a girl who doesn’t dance and has no rhythm, that is saying a lot. It also reminded me of the work that Daft Punk and Pharrell has done together on “GIRL.”

“Party Monster” is my jam and got me really excited for an album that I wasn’t initially sure about. It is definitely a nod back to his party lifestyle that he is known for, but also progressive in sound, giving a nod to the rock sound he’s been leaning toward.

Overall, I’m excited for Nov. 25 and hoping that one of his pop up shops comes to a city near me.

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