R&B’s black sheep The Weeknd has aired a snippet of unheard material at a recent live date.
During his Chicago date this Friday gone, the singer performed a snatch of new material. The piece segues into ‘The Birds Part 1’, and certain fan sites are correspondingly naming it ‘The Birds Part 3’.
Truth told, it’s not entirely clear whether the new material is anything other than a short live interlude. That said, new The Weeknd material is promised for his forthcoming Trilogy release, so it could be a snippet of a new track in its own right. As per ‘The Party And The Afterparty’, the track features an eerie, interpolated female lyric.
The Weeknd is currently embarking on a tour of the US, including a series of support dates for Florence And The Machine. Trilogy, a polished and repackaged version of the singer’s superlative 2011 House Of Balloons/Thursday/Echoes Of Silence run of mixtapes, is due on Republic in November. You can stream an apparent leak of the Trilogy edit of ‘Wicked Games’ here.
[via Consequence Of Sound]
09/24 – Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre
09/26 – Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Event Centre
09/27 – Calgary, AB @ Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
09/29 – Vancouver, BC @ Pacific Coliseum
10/04 – San Diego, CA @ Cricket Wireless Ampitheatre *
10/05 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Ampitheatre *
10/07 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl *
10/10 – Phoenix, AZ @ Celebrity Theatre
10/13 – Austin, TX @ Austin Music Hall
10/14 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
10/16 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
10/17 – Miami, FL @ The Fillmore
10/19 – Atlanta, GA @ Atlanta Civic Center
10/20 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
10/22 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
10/25 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
10/26 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
10/27 – Bronx, NY @ Paradise Theater
10/29 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
(* = with Florence And The Machine)