Travis Scott – like many other artists this year — is the latest to have succumbed to his newest album being leaked online a few days before it's official release. This does however mean that we get to hear the most hyped tracks early as they've been uploaded online for our enjoyment.
While there are collaborations from Kanye West, Young Thug, Justin Bieber, Chief Keef and more, one has caught our attention, "Pray 4 Love," a collaboration with rising R&B singer The Weeknd. The two team up for a collision of sounds and styles; from Scott's ruthless edge, to The Weeknd's signature sensual crooning, this contrasting joint effort is exciting from start to finish. Listen to this track as it's surfaced in full ahead of it's release September 4th, which you can pre-order now. Enjoy!
Travi$ Scott & The Weeknd – Pray 4 Love | Pre-Order
The quickly rising Mind of a Genius label had one of the most talked about breakout acts of the past year with ZHU, and now R&B vocalist Gallant has really been proving himself as the next to break out from the label. “Weight In Gold” has already garnished some unreal remixes from both Louis Futon and Ta-Ku, and now we get another stellar take on the track from Brasstracks. This Brooklyn based duo have been working their trumpet heavy sound into covers and remixes including their recent take on TNGHT’s “Higher Ground.” They highlight Gallant's soothing vocals as they float on top of the mellow horn fueled production for their take of "Weight In Gold. Stream below and grab a copy if you're feeling the remix. Enjoy
Gallant – Weight In Gold (Brasstracks Remix) | iTunes
Album leaks have become a common occurrence in the age of the internet, and they seem to be almost unavoidable for most artists. While some make a big fuss about leaks, The Weeknd himself leaked an 18-minute album preview following the surfacing of Beauty Behind The Madness, which is scheduled for an August 28 release via Republic.
Abel has been on an absolute tear on Billboard charts this year and it seems like you can’t even leave your house without having one of his tracks infiltrate your eardrums. He continues this trend on the new album which includes previous hits “Often,” “The Hills,” “Can’t Feel My Face,” along his Lana Del Rey collab titled “Prisoner,” which we featured earlier. Check out his album preview and support him by preordering on iTunes.
The Weeknd – Beaty Behind The Madness (The Leak) | iTunes Preorder
Ahead of the release of The Weeknd's highly anticipated forthcoming album Beauty Behind The Madness, one of the most hyped tracks off the project has surfaced on the internet! “Prisoner” features none other than Lana Del Rey, and just as we hoped, these two crooners have an unreal level of chemistry as their duet brings a female perspective on the otherwise all-male album. The track starts off slow and builds to a catchy, yet sorrowful and heartfelt hook with the typical menacing, eerie production going back to the sound from Abel's mixtape days. The two sadly reflect on their lifestyle in this track and Lana comes in and offers her slick falsetto vocals to round out the track and it ends with Lana’s spoken word putting the song in perspective. Stream the song below and enjoy.
The Weeknd – Prisoner (ft. Lana Del Rey) | Stream Only
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