Due to arrive in the Shelves August 28, 2015, in an album Beauty Behind Madness, The Weeknd gives us the taste of this Michael Jackson channeled song “Can’t Feel My Face” under XO/Republic Records which was released in iTunes last month. There is no doubt that this talented R&B crooner can move and own the stage.
Watch The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face” Music Video
So What’s the Word on the Street About This Song?
There are several reactions online regarding this song being about drug use, some are saying that this song and “The Hills” are stories of how he sold his soul to the devil.
In the first verse of the song he wrote about how he loves the downside of isolation.
And I know she’ll be the death of me, at least we’ll both be numb
And she’ll always get the best of me, the worst is yet to come
But at least we’ll both be beautiful and stay forever young
This I know, (yeah) this I know
Who is “she”?
she in this song is not a woman, it’s a substance. We are all aware of his continuous utilization of drugs. He knows he’s most likely to die young with drug overdose if he keeps this phase yet he realizes that he will be remembered as the youthful and skilled Abel, not the old and crumbling artist.
I think there is a profound meaning to the car crash in the video “The Hills” and this song “Can’t Feel My Face” which is somehow connected, the car crash is his old music and the walk back to his house was him trying to walk away from his old music and getting used to the new music that he has now because of its demand.
Overcomes the Odds and Persevere
From a homeless man who sang and made music with a group of friends to a widely known R&B artist today. In an MTV interview, he said.
I left home when I was about 17 dropped out of high school and convinced Lamar to do the same lol, we grabbed our mattresses from our parents threw it in our friends s***ty van and left one weekend and never came back home.
The chorus tells us how he and his music battled from being acknowledged, this gives us a vibe of how Abel began in the music business and how he worked his way up to fame, his inspiration, and energy in what he does when a someone in this video throws water at him while performing.
This is probably the reason why he used drugs, to numb him and give him confidence. Under its Influence he can’t feel anything, he is just numb to whatever feedback that is tossed to him, he doesn’t feel void, he likewise said how he can’t live without it because it’s the main thing that makes him feel that he is not alone.
Can't Feel My Face
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Fun Fact about The Weeknd
For those who are wondering why Abel Tesfaye Took the “e” out of the Weekend, it’s because of copyright issues, there is a Canadian band “The Weekend”.