Abel Tesfaye truly had an entrance into the music world like no other. He was newly twenty one-years-old when he dropped House Of Balloons and immediately became someone to watch, standing next to Drake while he was become a star without his own light dimming. That year also saw the releases of Thursday and Echoes Of Silence, which culminated with the compilation album Trilogy in 2012. The tapes were three separate releases, but all fell under the same umbrella, and so his official debut album was going to be considered at least his sophomore effort by most. Kiss Land came in 2013 and The Weeknd described it as a “horror movie”. It was growth, but in the same lane as those mixtapes in that it was dark and uninviting on the surface, with a lot of the content influenced by drugs and the downsides of the singer’s new life, a magnifying glass on the gloomier side of things. He toured the album and opened for Justin Timberlake on his tour, all the while working on album number two.