This week 22 year-old, Toronto based artist Abel Tesfaye dropped his first full lengthened video since signing with Universal Republic. For those of you who don’t know Abel Tesfaye maybe his stage name ” The Weeknd” will ring a bell.
Yes, the indie R & B singer/producer who took blogs by storm last year after his hit single “In The Morning”, decided to retire the indie crown and sign to a major label. The fact that The Weeknd joined a label that harbors mainstream artist such as Drake, Taylor Swift, and Jack Johnson, made many in the indie community fear that he would sell out like so many had before him. However, The Weeknd reassured his fans with a heart-filled post via his official blog that he would not “change his music for fame”.
Watch The Weeknd “Rolling Stone”:
Only time will tell if The Weeknd will make good on his promise and stay true to the fans who help jump start his music career.