Acoustic Avenues: After Hours review

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Morgan Kong

Sophomore Ana Toro takes a dive into the world of music.

Ana Toro, Staff Reporter

One of my favorite albums from 2020 was The Weeknd’s After Hours. This is an album with unmatchable charisma and with heavy emotional value. His delivery of all of the tracks on the album is exquisite.

This album has got a perfect element to it that makes it so relatable and so beautiful. It’s got songs to cry to, to laugh to, to dance to, and so much more. The production on this album is beautiful and The Weeknd’s voice is incredible.

My top three from this album are “After Hours,” “Heartless,” and “Faith.” “After Hours” is probably one of my favorite songs of all time. It’s so beautiful and out of this world both sonically and lyrically. “Heartless” has a mind of its own. I love this song because it brings out the powerful and carefree side of The Weeknd which also transfers onto listeners.

 “Faith” is such a beautiful song with so much reality, for lack of a better word, in it. This song makes me so sad but I love it because it also wakes up some kind of realization in the listener that anyone can hit rock bottom and feel like they have lost something important in themselves. It makes you feel like you are not alone in your struggles.

I could go on for hours about this album because I love it so much. The Weeknd really knocked it out of the park with this album and I hate that he didn’t get any recognition from the Grammys. I am immensely proud of The Weeknd for the delivery of this album. He’s got a beautiful voice and it deserves all the recognition and praise in the world.