The Weeknd recently answered questions about the origin of his stage name and the location of the House Of Balloons during a conversation with fans of the Reddit series Ask Me Anything. Taking the road less traveled to promote his Kiss Land LP, The Weeknd diverted the traditional interview circuit to open up to fans curious about his life and his music. He talked about his writing style – the content of his songs comes from his personal experience – and his Ethiopian heritage; The Weeknd’s early years were spent speaking only Amharic in a house with his mother and his grandmother. He also answered questions about future collaborations. Take a look at the text below to read some of what he had to say. Scroll down to see the full interview. Buy The Weeknd’s Kiss Land LP via iTunes.
24: The Fall
The Weeknd is fearless on this Echoes Of Silence track, letting us know that he “isn’t afraid of the fall.” The artist’s brave assertion of not being afraid of failure makes his verses about fame and money harsher. He insists on living in the moment, one of the best qualities of a singer dealing with the transience of the present moment.
Remember when every artist produced remixes of Beyoncé’s “Drunk In Love”? Tesfaye threw her hat into the ring in 2014, and her voice matched the song like a glove. The R&B singer makes the song his own by leaning more towards the drunken aspect than the “love” part, proving that he can spin a web, even on a song that wasn’t originally his.
Movie-inspired music videos
Last but not least, The Weeknd is a well-known movie buff who said that Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorsese, David Lynch and David Cronenberg are some of the many filmmakers who influenced the creation of his famous music videos. Therefore, it is no coincidence that the clips of him are excellent, and we can also see similar scenes in some cult movies.
In fact, there is no other performer on the music scene who has music videos quite like The Weeknd, which is all the more reason why he is one of the most authentic and best performers today. As you can see, the Canadian superstar pays attention to all aspects of his music career.
The height of The Weeknd
How tall is The Weeknd? The Weeknd is 5’8″ (1.72 m) tall.
Where is The Weeknd from? The Weeknd was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.