The Weeknd has shared a number of demos from his 2013 album Kiss Land, including a remix of Lana Del Rey‘s “Money Power Glory”, which you can check out below.
Following the surprise news that his debut album topped the US iTunes R&B/soul album charts this week seven years after its initial release, the Canadian singer-songwriter has dug up “a few songs and ideas that didn’t” end up making the album’s final tracklist.
Sharing the previously unreleased songs and outtakes during episode nine of his Memento Mori radio show on Apple Music on Friday, August 14, The Weeknd called the reveal a “special thank you episode to the fans for showing so much love to kiss land this week.”
Aside from “Money Power Glory”, the alternate takes and demos include “One Of Those Nights”, a track that appears on the deluxe edition of Juicy J‘s 2013 album Stay Trippy. Other tracks include “Angel Face”, “For Your Eyes”, “Heavenly Creatures”, and “Another One Of Me”.
The reveal comes less than a week after The Weeknd previewed an excerpt of a new track as part of his recent extended reality livestream held on TikTok. During the performance, which comprised five tracks in total, the singer-songwriter played a snippet of an unidentified song before launching into ‘Blinding Lights’. Viewers were also able to vote in polls and have their user names featured during the concert.
All proceeds from the livestream benefit the Equal Justice Initiative, an organization committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.
Elsewhere in The Weeknd news, the Canadian star recently shared the official video for “Smile”, his collaboration with the late Juice WRLD.
Directed by KDC Visions, the animated visuals for “Smile” begin in the night sky and introduce a GCI Juice, who treks through a countryside location. As the late rapper reflects on his lost love, his girlfriend is seen reminiscing over old polaroid photographs.