Near perfect execution and a return to the monochromatics for this self-directed Weeknd clip. It follows up last November’s Mikael Colombu space epic ‘The Knowing’. And if all the people have wanted for 18 months is to sit down properly with Abel Tesfaye and see him utter direct to camera, their wish is his command. Appearing thoughtful with an almost childlike sincerity, behind the man, a mystery figure gradually takes her place amongst the inevitably faded. ‘Rolling Stone’ itself, was definitely one of the most absorbing numbers from the middle installment of the Balloons trilogy, the Thursday tape.
The entire suite which also includes House of Balloons and Echoes of Silence has been remastered, re-packaged with a new cover and is out officially via Universal/Republic on November 13th with three brand new tracks.