This week, new R&B albums have been released by The Weeknd and soul crooner Anthony David.
The Weeknd – Trilogy (Universal Republic)
Two years after releasing his ‘House of Ballons’ project, Canadian artist The Weeknd has signed a record deal with Universal Republic to drop a compilation of his three mixtapes entitled ‘Trilogy.’ The new record features three new songs along with updated tracks from his three mixtapes. The Weeknd’s brand of Emo&B, showcased on his mixtapes, has had an undertone and mood which reflects the “partying life.” This hypnotic sound would work well with the drowsy voice of Lil Wayne or the emotion-driven style of Drake. Only time will tell where this mystifying crooner will end up.
Anthony David – Love Out Loud (Entertainment One)
Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Anthony David follows up his 2011 release, ‘As Above So Below’, with the new ‘Love Out Loud’ LP. On his fourth studio album, the mood is lighter and upbeat, while his lyrics remain purposeful. “on my other [albums] I had these things in mind that I wanted to do. But this one was just kind of free. I just wanted to do something light” David told CL. His sentiment was easily reflected on the 11-track album, especially on “So Jaded.”