The Weeknd has released his Thursday mixtape as a stand-alone album to celebrate ten years since its release.
It’s the first time the mixtape is available in its entirety in its original format, as it was remastered ahead of its inclusion in the compilation album Trilogy, which also comprises revamped versions of his other 2011 mixtape releases House of Balloons and Echoes of Silence, as well as three additional songs.
The musically diverse tape explores themes of heartbreak, substance use and the rapper’s rising fame, after the preceding tape in the series put him on the radar of critics and expanded his fanbase beyond the Toronto rap scene.
Thursday’s release is accompanied by a capsule collection in collaboration with the Japanese artist MR., who works under the mentorship of Takashi Murakami. The 13-piece manga and anime-inspired collection include cut and sew garments spanning t-shirts, hoodies, sweatpants, jackets and hats, along with a collectible figure, a rug and three exclusive prints.
Thursday is out now on all streaming platforms. The capsule collection and a limited edition 2-LP vinyl of the mixtape are available on The Weeknd’s official website.
In other music news, Ty Dolla $ign and dvsn dropped the clubby single “Memories” and reveal the tracklist for their upcoming album.
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