The Weeknd Returns With Fresh EP, Same Sounds

On March 30, Abel Tesfaye (The Weeknd) released “My Dear Melancholy,” a six-track EP with aggressively yearning lyrics and reverb-heavy vocals. It’s another Weeknd project thoroughly based on the women in his life. Although there […]

Future: A Lean-Drinking, Chart-Topping Franchise

By now the refrain to the song “Mask Off” has become a meme, its own caricature of facile trap lyricism. Over a flute sample, Future raps, “Percocet, Molly, Percocet. Percocet, Molly, Percocet.” Critics say, “all […]