The Weeknd Shows No Mercy on “King of the Fall”
The Weeknd premiered "King of the Fall" last night (July 20), ahead of his tour of the same name which kicks off September 19. The king gets the spoils of war, and in Abel Tesfaye's case that means he'll swoop into your town on tour and ride off with (or just plain ride) your bae, and your bae, and your bae.
Unlike "Often," this song is a high energy affair that, while stopping short of "Wanderlust" levels of future funk, employs a buzzing beat that creates a swirl of debauchery and braggadocio in which Tesfaye luxuriates. His voice gains strength with each sexual boast, until things conclude with his repeated boast/threat "I make all of them swallow." When The Weeknd's in town, hide yo kids, hide yo wife.
No idea why Sky Ferreira is featured on the song's artwork, by the way.