One of two of GTO’s my uncle owns. Down low for this one.
Fossils on Flickr.
New wrist gear. Still working with close-up photography, expansion to people and places pending.
Tonight was the beginning of great things.
Despite a title that sounds like the sexy version of a child’s board game, ”Kiss Land” is as good of a song as you’d expect from an artist making the jump from mixtape to major label. There’s more at work in The Weeknd’s title track than those found on Trilogy, as warped female vocals pulse with drum machines pushing forward throughout, adding further power to the depth and atmosphere that’s been there all along.
Constant, though, is Abel Tesfaye, who continues to hold his trump card in his voice - a falsetto somehow menacing in its closeness, where you have no choice but to hear him meander about finding God in “the place he’s been twice last year” like he’s right in your ear. After three mixtapes of songs that bled into one after multiple listens, “Kiss Land” is outstanding simply by combining all the above into an improvement (the best compliment a lead single can get). I’m excited to see what comes next.
Route 90 & Portage | April 23, 2013