Adele specializes in Starbucks music (music for people who think they love music, but don’t really; used to maybe, but only like now, if you’re buying a CD at the latte store. #digress), however, with that said, this song, as trope-y as it is, makes me want to write an episode of a drama series just so I can place “When We Were Young” in a scene. As heavy handed as that would be. Think the Ray J scene of him buying that house for Princess Love. Or, in The Good Wife, Alicia having a flashback about Peter (or better yet, Will!). Too obvious for The Affair, but the right placement? Man….
For those not initiated, it can be hard to reconcile what The Weeknd is with the success he’s attained.
The Ethiopian singer (by way of Toronto) is a superstar, without a doubt, having scored back-to-back No. 1 singles (the summer anthem “Can’t Feel My Face” and “The Hills) on the Hot 100 from his sophomore album, Beauty Behind the Madness.
What he’s not, is Trey Songz or Chris Brown. He doesn’t possess the puckish sex appeal of the former, nor does he exhibit any of the latter’s explosive dance movements. And he’s hardly Michael Jackson, despite, at times, his best efforts.
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