The Weeknd is known for how deep and blunt his music is. His music is real, he talks about sex, drugs, women, and alcohol. Not in the explicit, lets shake what are mama gave us, but in a real way how all these categories makes one feel. A lot of his fans comment on his social media sights and call him “Our next generation Micheal Jackson“. Micheal Jackson was known for being the King of Pop. His touch in music was soulful and funky. It seems to be that The Weeknd however, looks up to Micheal Jackson because of his mash up Dirty Diana (released in 2012 in the Trilogy).
Can’t Feel My Face, is a very interesting song. Even though it is considered main stream and plays in the radio, he talks about being on drugs without even saying it. The song is simple, it pretty much repeats it self through the whole song but his words make a bold imprint to a memory through a certain phrase or word.
His other new single, The Hills, he talks about a girl his chasing that he only likes her when it is past five am and wants no one to know about. The reason the Weeknd is so successful is because his openly honest in a non-raunchy way. He talks about situations some people never dare to mention. His song continues to express how “his living for the moment” and “when I’m f**ked up is the real me”. He is expressing the feeling of only feeling alive when your mind is distorted from being intoxicated. A lot of people relate because after hours when one is feeling more then past a few drinks, sometimes an emotional side comes over one and has this urge to see that one person.