Saturday, 10 December 2011
Choon of the Week! - The Weeknd - The Knowing
It's been a bit of a slow week for new music this week. 50 Cent has carried on dropping new songs off his new mixtape, 'The Big Ten', a few of which are real bangers and is definitely worth a download. As is Kano's 'Guns Over Girls', which sees the East Londoner back to his usual form and, again, is an album worth downloading.
Other than than, the scene has been a bit quiet this week. Which has made it slightly difficult to choose a 'Choon of the Week'. For this reason, The Urbanite is going to settle on a song that came out in February on one of the hottest mixtapes of the year, but has only had a video made for it now.
Since The Weeknd entered our lives, a number of unofficial videos for various songs off 'House of Balloons' and 'Thursday' have come out, but none of them have been as ludicrously complex and artistic as the video for 'The Knowing'.
Set in Ethiopia in the 1970s, the futuristic video takes us forward to a planet called Ethia X in the year 16311 AD. Without wanting to spoil the video, or write an essay, the basic concepts of the video are about the civil war in Ethiopia in the 70s, which is used as a metaphor for a man's relationship with women. Listen to the lyrics and watch the video carefully, it should make more sense.
And if it doesn't, then read this explanation here.
And if it STILL doesn't make sense, then just enjoy the song. Because it is a choon.