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The Weeknd Debuts ‘King of the Fall’

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The Weeknd‘s ‘King of the Fall‘ tour doesn’t get underway for a couple more months, but the Canadian crooner clearly thinks we need ample time to get prepared. Following up last month’s ‘Often,’ Abel Tesfaye returns with this new track named after his upcoming tour.

Throughout the five-minute effort, which relays woozy synths over thumping drums and a distorted bassline, The Weeknd asserts himself as the womanizing overlord of the autumn months with repetitive boasts like, “She gon’ give it up ’cause she know I might like it.” After all, it is cuffing season then.

Abel isn’t just speaking to the chicks on this song, though. He also has a few words for not only his romantic rivals, but musical competitors, too. “And these the motherf—ers that they package, they new s— always sounding like my past s—,” he croons during the mid-point breakdown. No names, but if the shoe fits, we’re sure Abel wouldn’t mind you wearing it.

The Weeknd’s King of the Fall tour kicks off at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Sept. 19, followed by shows at the Molson Canadian Ampitheatre in Toronto (Sept. 21), the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles (Oct. 9) and, finally, the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco on Oct. 10. ScHoolboy Q and Jhene Aiko will serve as the supporting acts.

Listen to The Weeknd’s ‘King of the Fall’

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