Anonymity is a word used synonymously with The Weeknd since the House Of Balloons mixtape dropped to such acclaim at the turn of the year, yet over the past month a series of videos have surfaced featuring the man himself suggesting the mystery may now be over and he may now be ready to go public with his work.
It was back in April when a low key Radio station (associated with his own University of Toronto) uploaded a home-made, dimly shot video which everyone assumed to be The Weeknd himself, but of course no one ever clarified whether this was a genuine or just another impersonater…
After the success of Drake’s introductory OVO Fest in Toronto last July, The R&B crooner has been confirmed as one of the headliners for the show and elected to test the waters at Toronto’s MOD Club with a sell-out show that finally gave expectant fans a live taster of the mans abilities. The atmosphere was said to have matched the turn out with The Weeknd effortlessly nailing each song in a manner way beyond his experience. Needless to say What You Need set the place alight.
Hopefully we’ll see some interviews with the 21 year old (aka Abel Tesfaye) very soon.