It's pretty tough to have a stronger debut than The Weeknd's 2011 House of Balloons. Previously an unknown, The Weeknd generated a ton of buzz with what was a rather revolutionary pop sound, painting massive soundscapes with his own voice as the primary brush. Leadoff track "High For This" set the tone for the entire EP. Produced by Dream Machine, it changed the reverb game forever and immediately becoming the bedroom anthem for thousands of couples everywhere trying to have some epic sex.
In honor of Beauty Behind The Madness dropping tomorrow, revisit one of the most stunning tracks of the last five years.
You don't know what's in store
But you know what you're here for
Close your eyes, lay yourself beside me
Hold tight for this ride
We don't need no protection
Come alone, we don't need attention