Thus far in 2014, The Weeknd’s only releases have been two remixes way back in February: a lusty reworking of Beyoncé’s “Drunk In Love” and the rather NSFW edit of Ty Dolla $ign’s “Or Nah”. Today, he returns with his first new, original composition of the year in “Often”, a lusty ballad bathed in the warm glow of glitchy synths, rattling drums, and jarring studio effects. How do I know Weeknd’s the man? Because he can croon about bladders and nausea and still sound sexier than Tom Jones chillin’ at the Playboy mansion.
Stream and/or download it below: