New The Weeknd Song
2013-07-15 by fish CONTRIBUTOR | 71 Comments

The Weeknd has released a second new song (and the lead single) from his upcoming commercial début Kiss Land, together with its music video. The album doesn't have a set release date yet but it's expected to be released sometime later this year.

Listen to 'Belong To The World' here:
http://www.mtv.com/videos/the-weeknd/936237/belong-to-the-world.jhtml#id=1518072

A controversy has already arisen, with Abel Tesfaye being accused of sampling Portishead without their permission.
http://twitter.com/jetfury

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Band Page: The Weeknd

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fish.
Contributing Reviewer
July 15th 2013

21791 Comments


If you can't view the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Pq8GHBZFJI

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FadedSun
July 15th 2013

1260 Comments


They really spell their name like that?

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
July 15th 2013

21791 Comments


It's one person and yes, so?


Song sounds a lighter version of something off Thursday. Not sure how I feel about it yet.

ALucidReality
July 15th 2013

83 Comments


after the letdown that the title track was, i'm actually really digging this

kingsoby1
Emeritus
July 15th 2013

4950 Comments


this guy is such a scumbag. i hope portishead sues his face off.

cvlts
July 15th 2013

8954 Comments


^lol

RivalSkoomaDealer
July 15th 2013

752 Comments


So is Kanye West but people fap their dicks off for him.

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ShitsofRain
July 15th 2013

5867 Comments


no one is like kanye west

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
July 15th 2013

10074 Comments


That is a nice mental image.

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kingsoby1
Emeritus
July 15th 2013

4950 Comments


kanye is not a scumbag.

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
July 15th 2013

21791 Comments


Those tweets are hilarious by the way

kingsoby1
Emeritus
July 15th 2013

4950 Comments


yeah really shows how stupid the weeknd's fanbase is. so over this guy

Sheaiskl
July 15th 2013

815 Comments


No wonder he declined permission to use it

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
July 15th 2013

50124 Comments


"They really spell their name like that?"

He has to spell his name like that cuz he's a little shit who had a partner and they were called The Weekend and he fucked him over and stole his ideas and become just The Weeknd

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kingsoby1
Emeritus
July 15th 2013

4950 Comments


Nigga u just a hater. The weeknd made the song way better then urs. Sit back and mourn you fagg

kingsoby1
Emeritus
July 15th 2013

4950 Comments


dont be salty nigga cuz u couldnt make ur own song this popular

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
July 15th 2013

21791 Comments


Although The Weeknd is a bit of a dick, the use of that sample is one of the best things about the song

Jash
July 15th 2013

4244 Comments


Not feeling any of the new stuff, he should've quit while he was ahead it a long downhill ride from here Abel, not to mention he got the sample use denied by a legendary group and goes ahead and uses it anyways, if you weren't already a douche you certainly are now

henryChinaski
July 15th 2013

2733 Comments


Cool song

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fish.
Contributing Reviewer
July 15th 2013

21791 Comments


I'm predicting a 3.8/5ish

Will probably be his weakest yet

Funeralopolis
July 15th 2013

11231 Comments


looking forward to the album although he'll never top echoes of silence cus it is a 5

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plane
Staff Reviewer
July 15th 2013

6094 Comments


the weeknd is just the worst now

Funeralopolis
July 15th 2013

11231 Comments


2 songs in and everybody gives up all hope

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
July 15th 2013

21791 Comments


5 if you include the Trilogy songs

though I liked 2 of them

kuk
July 15th 2013

50 Comments


FUCK THE WEEKND

DropdeadWHA
July 15th 2013

577 Comments


This is good

IbenizGEO1
July 15th 2013

2258 Comments


FUCK THE WEEKND


lol at least you're up front about it

breakingthefragile
July 15th 2013

2955 Comments


This song really sucks. For one, that sample is very poorly used. It just sounds sloppily sped up, and for the few things that are actually done to it it really makes absolutely no sense being used in a song like this. It starts the song off by setting a gritty and hectic mood and then his vocals and synths come in over it and provide this cutesy and polished contrast to it. It's a ridiculously jarring tonal shift, doesn't work at all.

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PuddlesPuddles
July 15th 2013

4772 Comments


I wouldn't have given him permission to use my sample on this song either. Not too hard to see what
Weeknd will turn into. gay.

808muzik
July 15th 2013

939 Comments


would have been so much better if he went an "initiation" type of feel with this track. agree with breaking. edit: fuck me
i'm singing along to it anyways help

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Aspenshadow
July 15th 2013

307 Comments


okay portishead

Sauce
July 15th 2013

689 Comments


i love the people that are like "SHUT UP UR JUS JEALISS CUZ HIS SONG IZ BETTER!!1!" ok but sampling without permission is sampling without permission.

fromtheinside
July 15th 2013

18097 Comments


"this guy is such a scumbag. i hope portishead sues his face off."

but kiss land ruled

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Ire
July 15th 2013

41754 Comments


Abel is a douche

PuddlesPuddles
July 15th 2013

4772 Comments


Now he can continue writing songs about him/you/a girl "being/having being bad" either "last
night/tonight/this morning" after describing how much it "hurts to want" or somesshyt

Gyromania
July 15th 2013

15506 Comments


so over this guy

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
July 15th 2013

21791 Comments


seems like this guy is going down the Defeater route as far as this site is concerned

Gyromania
July 15th 2013

15506 Comments


i was actually mocking someone

dimsim3478
July 15th 2013

4928 Comments


I think a big part of why i can't stand Abel now is that people overhype Abel and sell his production short. I mean, he's been featured on like a million songs since he started and he's not that great on any of them, Trilogy was absolutely retarded, and it seems like he keeps on showcasing his dumbfuckery every few months. The truth is that Abel would be nowhere without his production team but he seems to get all the credit.

Album will be a 3.5 tho.

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Cygnatti
July 15th 2013

21350 Comments


I feel like there's a buncha shit I don't know about so I'm just like :/ looking at these comments.

808muzik
July 15th 2013

939 Comments


sucks though because these tracks aren't bad but he'll get shit because he's a douche

animalsdontsmoke
July 15th 2013

31 Comments


I'm a HUGE portishead fan and weeknd fan, so personally I really dig this track. Really digging the sample...curious to hear what portishead has to say about it though... I have high hopes for the album so far. Not understanding the sudden weeknd backlash personally, but it's whatever

MunsuLight
July 15th 2013

558 Comments


People here are overreacting so much.. I'm a fan of both artists and I can understand that he technically stole the beat and this is bad, etc. but both tracks sound good..

Not understanding the sudden weeknd backlash personally, but it's whatever[2]

Gyromania
July 15th 2013

15506 Comments


song is insanely boring

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
July 15th 2013

21791 Comments


whole site hates him since that news article that no one else in the world knows about

breakingthefragile
July 15th 2013

2955 Comments


It really doesn't make a difference to me if he's an asshole or not. I've just been disappointed with the very watered down and PG-13 direction he's taken his music in ever since Trilogy was released. I think the difference in quality between these two new tracks and the original mixtapes is definitely noticeable.

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
July 15th 2013

21791 Comments


yah but it's like a 3.5 rather than a 5 so still good

MunsuLight
July 15th 2013

558 Comments


I'm with fish on this... And this is far from teen pop breakingthefragile, but I do agree that this is watered down

breakingthefragile
July 15th 2013

2955 Comments


Yeah, it's not THAT watered down, but I'm really still hoping for material less soft material on this.

Funeralopolis
July 15th 2013

11231 Comments


actually caring about the lives and opinions of artists you listen to is ridiculous, I don't care if you are a child raping dictator as long as you make good jams

Cygnatti
July 15th 2013

21350 Comments


But this is different since that the stuff happening in the personal lives actually involves music, which in this case, it got stolen.

Skoj
July 15th 2013

1116 Comments


Fuck this guy. Jackass.

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bloc
July 15th 2013

34780 Comments


I couldn't care less about the drama or issues this guy has. Decent song but I like the first one more.

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Scoot
July 16th 2013

17734 Comments


guy is a straight tool, hope he crashes hard

he's nothing without his original partner

guitarded_chuck
July 16th 2013

2905 Comments


2011:

omg the weeknd puts out the illest shit wow this guy is amazing


2013:

FUCK THE WEEKND

tommygun
July 16th 2013

24629 Comments


KISS LAND

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fish.
Contributing Reviewer
July 16th 2013

21791 Comments


he's nothing without his original partner

his original partner produced 3 songs off 1 mixtape and apart from What You Need they're nowhere near his best tracks


I couldn't care less about the drama or issues this guy has. Decent song but I like the first one more.

this pretty much sums up how I feel

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
July 16th 2013

31097 Comments


his original partner produced 3 songs off 1 mixtape and apart from What You Need they're nowhere near his best tracks


And also gave him his entire sound

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fish.
Contributing Reviewer
July 16th 2013

21791 Comments


sure, he did. I'm not saying the guy doesn't deserve credit, and that Tefaye isn't a douchebag, but he's still gone places without him

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
July 16th 2013

31097 Comments


I'm not talking about a lack of credit, but he did more than just produce 3 tracks. He developed Weeknd's whole sound

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
July 16th 2013

21791 Comments


yeah, but you can't say he's "nothing without him" when you look at what he's then done with that sound

EaglesBecomeVultures
July 16th 2013

5224 Comments


ain't shit gon' change
but yo ass can

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
July 16th 2013

31097 Comments



yeah, but you can't say he's "nothing without him" when you look at what he's then done with that sound


You could argue this both ways really. Yeah, he had 3 successful mixtapes - but they were all cut from the same cloth, and given the short time between releases, more than likely culled from the same sessions (read: Zodiac's influence still very much ingrained in Abel). Now, a little bit of time has past, Abel is doing his own thing, and well..... this is the result

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
July 16th 2013

21791 Comments


I can possibly see that. Especially when you listen to what Abel was doing before Rose came along.

Guzzo10
Contributing Reviewer
July 17th 2013

1021 Comments


People judging his music because of his personality



lol

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Funeralopolis
July 17th 2013

11231 Comments


^

kingsoby1
Emeritus
July 17th 2013

4950 Comments


i judge people because of their personality all the time. music is about being a person, if not you're probably not listening correctly :]

tkxxx7
July 19th 2013

6153 Comments


Some of these comments are really fucking retarded, but you guys had to have known that as you typed them.


Anyway, I really like this song. The title track rules hard, too.

Gyromania
July 19th 2013

15506 Comments


if we judged music based on the people involved in it, i'm pretty sure everyone would think kanye west's music is the worst shit ever. everyone listens to the weeknd for the beats and music

InFiction
July 21st 2013

3651 Comments


Judging by the singles, Kiss Land will probably, unfortunately rule.

SHAKEandBAKE
July 27th 2013

1310 Comments


This song could be huge.

Loving it.



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