The Weeknd’s Abel Tesfaye flips The Smiths’ “Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want,” transforming the original’s tortured, sophomoric plea into a desperate come-on. This time, it’s less whiny schoolboy with a crush and more strung-out sex fiend.
And excelsior! It works!
Dude is putting out his pretty-great run of free mixtapes from last year (House of Balloons, Thursday, and Echoes of Silence) in a collection called Trilogy, the $10 price tag of which would be super right if the original albums weren’t free.
Expect to see this plastered on the Facebook walls of every “that girl” you know for the next couple months.
Trilogy is out November 19th on XO/Universal Republic, but “Enemy” won’t be on it. That $10 price tag is more vexing by the minute.