Having released two singles at the end of last year, this week saw the release of Days + Nights, an album rife with production from some big names including:
- Illangelo (aka The Weeknd’s long-time collaborator)
- Shea Taylor (co-writer of Beyoncé’s “Love On Top”, “Run the World (Girls)” and “Best Thing I Never Had”, as well as Frank Ocean’s “Thinkin Bout You” and “Pilot Jones”)
- Bernard Butler (of Suede)
- Chris Loco
- Happy Perez
The under-current of electronic rhythm and orchestral production, sounds akin to the first half of Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience given a once-over by The Weeknd and Frank Ocean without feeling like a forced effort to emulate any of the aforementioned.
The Pharrell-produced second single, Loop Up