After Hours

by THE WEEKND - Sold by Dodax
State: New
VAT included - FREE Shipping
THE WEEKND After Hours
THE WEEKND - After Hours
THE WEEKND - After Hours

Do you like this product? Spread the word!

£6.63 incl. VAT
Only 1 items available Only 10 items available
Delivery: between 2021-01-29 and 2021-02-02
Sales & Shipping: Dodax

Check other buying options

1 Offer for £7.40

Sold by Dodax EU

£7.40 incl. VAT
State: New
Free Shipping
Delivery: between 2021-01-29 and 2021-02-02
View other buying options


CD 1


Alone Again (04:12) Weeknd, The


Too Late (04:00) Weeknd, The


Hardest To Love (03:31) Weeknd, The


Scared To Live (03:11) Weeknd, The


Snowchild (04:07) Weeknd, The


Escape From LA (05:56) Weeknd, The


Heartless (03:20) Weeknd, The


Faith (04:43) Weeknd, The


Blinding Lights (03:24) Weeknd, The


In Your Eyes (03:58) Weeknd, The


Save Your Tears (03:36) Weeknd, The


Repeat After Me (Interlude) (03:16) Weeknd, The


After Hours (06:02) Weeknd, The


Until I Bleed Out (03:12) Weeknd, The


The first two singles off After Hours were released within three days of each other in November 2019. "Heartless," a boastful belter made with Metro Boomin, Illangelo, and Dre Moon, ticked all the boxes to please Abel Tesfaye's base. Pills, cars, fame, women, and the hard-fought reward for all the overindulgence -- a ruthless world view to keep the cycle going -- were all in the mix. "Never need a bitch, I'm what a bitch need/Tryin' to find the one that can fix me," contradictory and confused as ever, made the song entirely on brand. Then came the Max Martin-produced isolation anthem "Blinding Lights," an instance of Tesfaye reanimating mid-'80s Euro-pop like he did with "Wanderlust." These contrasting previews didn't give away the fact that After Hours is, above all else, a breakup album. Tesfaye fills much of this neatly sequenced, ballad-heavy set with penitence and longing. He sets the tone with an escapist fantasy that turns into a nightmarish relapse, and is tormented for much of the duration by seeking and receiving salvation and ruination from the same relationship. Some of Tesfaye's most vivid and piercing lines are herein. Mere minutes after dropping the superbly dispirited "I saw you dancing in a crowded room/You look so happy when I'm not with you," he taunts with "You don't love him, you're just f*ckin'," repeating it like he's convincing himself that he's not jealous. You know he's got it bad when he says he "don't even wanna get high no more." In addition to supplying familiar trap-styled prowling backdrops and some other '80s flashbacks, Tesfaye and his varying team of co-producers refer to some softer points in the U.K. hardcore continuum dating back to the late '90s -- drum'n'bass on "Hardest to Love," 2-step garage and early dubstep on "Too Late" -- modernizing them with finesse. Tesfaye and Martin venture farthest when they meet synthesizer wiz Daniel Lopatin in a dead mall, down by the old Tape World, for "Scared to Live," an adult contemporary number that alludes to '70s Elton John but has more in common with '80s love themes by Phil Collins and Lionel Richie. It's so clean and down the middle that it resembles a box-office crossover bid from an artiste swallowing his pride to record a tame song he didn't write. It happens to be one of Tesfaye's best performances, his voice soaring and swooping, signifying numbness and codependency, sorrowful about wasted time while encouraging emotional convalescence. It fits into the album and is a Weeknd song as much as the one in which Tesfaye rap-sings of self-harm and addiction, providing financial support for family and friends, and giving his woman "Philip K. dick." ~ Andy Kellman


Author The Weeknd

Artist The Weeknd

Label Island

Label XO

Product Details


GTIN 0602508818387

Release Date 20.03.2020

Amount of Discs 1

Language English

Product type CD

Track Count 14

Dimension 4.96 x 5.59 x 0.39  inches

Product Weight 3.46 ounces

We use cookies on our website to make our services more efficient and more user-friendly. Therefore please select "Accept cookies"! Please read our Privacy Policy for further information.