Magazine article The Spectator

CUL T U R E N O T E S Weeknd's World

Magazine article The Spectator

CUL T U R E N O T E S Weeknd's World

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There was something vaguely disappointing about seeing Abel Te s faye appea r on stage at London's Elect r ic Ba l l room . A w ide-eyed, pu f fa-jacket-clad f igu re i sn't what you expect from his enigmatic alterego 'The Weeknd ' - it seemed incongruous that we should watch this self-styled introvert performing to an aud ience .

At 23 years old, Tesfaye (aka The Weeknd) ha s relea sed th ree mixtapes, achieved eight million downloads and, this year, completely sold out his British shows. His reputation is growing as people are drawn in by his distinctive, falsetto tone s . The Weeknd 's f i r st on l ine m ixtape 'Hou se o f Ba l loon s' and subsequent albums took the internet by storm. Now, with increasing popularity, his enigmatic internet presence is also filtering into interviews and live performances.

Five-foot one isn't a great height to be when you're at a gig - something I realised as I found myself drowning in a sea of the tallest men in the world. …

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