Do NOT get it twisted people, the brilliant write-up below comes not from moi but from Okayplayer Editor-In-Chief Eddie Stats. We’re re-posting b/c didja know that The Weeknd‘s main man Abel Tesfaye is Ethiopian? Yup, that’s right Ethiopia – claim him while you can before some other entity gets their dirty little paws all up in there –>
While we were snug in our beds enjoying a long winter’s nap last night The Weeknd crept spider-like down our chimney and left an ornately wrapped present staple-gunned to the fridge. When we woke up this morning, our kitchen contained a camo jacket that smelled like cigarette smoke, bloody Santa pants and a few popped balloons – and this mixtape Echoes of Silence–part free in the House of Balloons trilogy. Also somebody had scrawled big Xs and Os all over the bathroom mirror. Still unpacking the contents of this (fishnet) Christmas stocking but just based on the title track and the cover of Michael Jackson‘s “Dirty Diana” (oh, yes. He did.) Echoes is going to prove to be as quirky, ambitious and brilliant as the first two installments. Download below – and get ready to start paying out for your Weeknd entertainment in 2012. The free party is over!