The Weeknd posted new song "Often" without warning last night (June 24), and it's certainly closer in spirit to his 2011 mixtape material than it is to his more blown-out work on last year's Kiss Land. The beat bobs and weaves with pitch-shifted vocals spiraling in and out of focus, as Abel Tesfaye details what he'll do to your lady parts (though it's never as blush-worthy as his "Or Nah" remix).

It's a fine listen, but it's completely predictable at this point, making us wonder how much more of this until Tesfaye decides to change things up for real — say, by embracing noise (he flirted with it on "Belong to the World") or pop sheen (à la "Wanderlust").

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