The Weeknd - Trilogy (2012).zip
The Weeknd - Trilogy (2012).zip
Trilogy is the first compilation album and major label debut by Canadian singer the Weeknd. It was released on November 13, 2012, through XO and Republic Records. It is composed of remixed and remastered versions of his 2011 mixtapes House of Balloons, Thursday and Echoes of Silence, and three previously unreleased songs, "Twenty Eight", "Valerie", and "Till Dawn (Here Comes the Sun)" were included as bonus tracks.
The album received critical acclaim from music critics, who praised the Weeknd's unique style and dark themes. It also achieved commercial success, debuting at number four on the US Billboard 200 and selling 86,000 copies in its first week. It was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in 2013, and has sold over two million copies worldwide.
The album's title refers to the three mixtapes that make up the compilation, each representing a different phase of the Weeknd's relationship with a woman. The first disc, House of Balloons, depicts the initial attraction and hedonism, with songs about sex, drugs and partying. The second disc, Thursday, explores the emotional turmoil and insecurity that follows, with songs about jealousy, betrayal and loneliness. The third disc, Echoes of Silence, portrays the aftermath and closure, with songs about regret, acceptance and moving on.
The album's cover art is a still image taken from the music video for "Rolling Stone", one of the singles from the album. The video shows the Weeknd holding a woman in his arms, while looking away from the camera. The image symbolizes the two worlds he is stuck in: the mainstream and the underground. The woman represents his fans, who he fears will lose interest in him as he becomes more famous. The camera lights represent the crossover, and when they flash he looks away from the underground.
The album's title also refers to the file format of the original mixtapes, which were released online as free digital downloads in ZIP files. The ZIP file is a compressed archive that contains multiple files or folders in a single file. The Weeknd used this format to distribute his music to his fans without any intermediaries or labels. The ZIP file also represents the hidden layers and complexity of his music, which can be unpacked and explored by the listeners.
Trilogy is considered one of the most influential albums of the 2010s, as it introduced a new sound and aesthetic to contemporary R&B music. The Weeknd's dark, atmospheric and alternative style influenced many artists who followed him, such as Frank Ocean, Drake, Lana Del Rey and Lorde. The album also established the Weeknd as one of the most prominent artists of his generation, earning him multiple awards and nominations, including a Grammy Award for Best Urban Contemporary Album in 2015.
Trilogy is a masterpiece of modern music that showcases the Weeknd's talent and vision. It is a captivating journey through the highs and lows of love, lust and pain. It is a timeless album that will continue to resonate with listeners for years to come.