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It’s The Weeknd front man Abel’s 24th birthday, and to celebrate he released this remix for free. It’s a risky move covering one of the most respected artists in the game, but in my opinion he outdid her on this one. Abel’s vocals are as powerful as Beyonce’s, but the way he delivers his lyrics just sounds so much more sensual than her original version. He even manages to turn the beat into a more ambient industrial Weeknd setting, which combine with his vocals to make this intoxicating remix. Honestly the only thing that would make this track better is if Drake or Jay-Z dropped a verse on it, but since that’s probably not going to happen you should just cop this track and relish in the fact that you have new Weeknd before anyone else. This is the first we’ve heard from him since he dropped his album Kiss Land back in August 2013, but hopefully this means that he’s ready to take a break from the drugs and bitches to grind on the music we’ve all grown to love.
EDIT: Mashup with Kanye just surfaced. Y’all will probably like it better than the original.
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