Aug 2013 17

Adding a skittery beat to a thundering synth-lead backdrop, The Weeknd¬†completely polarises the aesthetic of the cheery ‘Royals’ by Lorde. ¬†Tesfaye also endows some delicious ad libs in the austere remix (similar to that of his reworking for Lady GaGa’s ‘Marry The Night‘), sounding super dope together. The sixteen year-old New Zealander is set to drop her highly anticipated debut album, Pure Heroine on September 30th, whilst (fellow Republic Records artist) Tesfaye is gearing up the release of Kiss Land on September 10th.