The Weeknd is in assured form right now. Fresh off the back of huge collaborations with Rosaliá, Aaliyah and Doja Cat, he’s now cruising to another UK number one album with ‘Dawn FM’. Continuing the sonic metamorphosis first heard on 2020’s ‘After Hours’, Abel Makkonen Tesfaye shapeshifts further into a world filled with huge 80’s synths, spoken word interludes and twilight slow jams.
Fans who that loved tracks like ‘Blinding Lights‘ and ‘Save Your Tears‘ will relish these new tracks, but the sound is accessible to welcome in new audiences too. Tracks like ‘Sacrifice’ and ‘Out of Time’ are playlist-ready for retail and wet-led hospitality businesses, appealing to a wide range of customer demographics between 20 to 50 years old.
Up and Coming: new Artist Look-Out
Gabriels are an American R&B-gospel trio that look set to take the world by storm. Jacob Lusk, a former contestant in the TV show American Idol, brings a soulful resonance to their debut tracks, which have already been featured on Jools Holland and had huge support across tastemakers in UK radio.
Get your ears around ‘Love and Hate in a Different Time’ – which is sure to be heard all over retail and hospitality tracks this year.