Time to shift gears a little bit. Just about a week ago, on September 10th, The Weeknd released his debut album, Kiss Land (He released Trilogy late last year, but it was basically a repackaging of his three mixtapes sold commercially). Despite the title, Kiss Land is actually a dark, gloomy, introspective work loosely based on horror movies. The young singer from Toronto shows progression and growth, experimenting with new sounds while expanding on themes from his other works and maintaining his great skill for storytelling. The album’s lone feature comes from frequent collaborator and fellow artist from Toronto, Drake (look for a post when Drake releases his 3rd album, Nothing Was The Same next week). The fans have certainly expressed their support of The Weeknd’s music. As of the first week of its release, Kiss Land has sold 97,985 units. All in all, Kiss Land is a treat for existing fans and a good introduction to the artist for new listeners. And as an additional treat, The Weeknd, known to loyal fans by his true name of Abel Tesfaye, will personally sign copies of his album after each show of his nationwide “The Fall” Tour, which runs from September 6th through October 20th.