'House Of Balloons': Live stream, release date and all you need to know about The Weeknd's mixtape anniversary reissue

'On Sunday for its 10 year anniversary I’m releasing House of Balloons on all streaming platforms for the first time in it’s original incarnation. With the original mixes and samples' The Weeknd said


                            'House Of Balloons': Live stream, release date and all you need to know about The Weeknd's mixtape anniversary reissue
The Weeknd (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

The Weeknd is going to celebrate the 10th anniversary of his mixtape 'House Of Balloons' with an exciting reissue.With his output of a number of projects since last year, including his critically-acclaimed 'After Hours', singles and more, it seems like the Canadian singer doesn't stop.

The Weeknd knows the value of his music and has constantly kept fans updated with new material and now he's looking to reignite the love for his mixtape with a re-release. Furthermore, The Weeknd will also launch a new merch drop that will include a limited-edition vinyl, of which only 1,000 will be made for sale. Here's all you need to know about the full 'House of Balloons' mixtape below.

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The Weeknd performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl LV Halftime Show at Raymond James Stadium on February 07, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Live stream

According to The Weeknd's announcement on Twitter, the mixtape will make its way to "all streaming platforms." This can include Spotify, iTunes and more.



 

 

Release date

The 'House Of Balloons' reissue is set to drop on Sunday, March 21, 2021. The aforementioned limited-edition vinyl will be available alongside other merch on March 21 at 3 pm EST on his webstore.

Concept

The original 'House Of Balloons' was released online for free back in 2011 and its songs were posted subsequently on his YouTube channel. The mixtape incorporates a blend of electronic and contemporary genres, including R&B and soul, as well as trip-hop, indie rock, and dream pop. Canadian record producers such as Doc McKinney, Zodiac and Illangelo, among others, contributed to the record's production. 

The original project also features key samples from Aaliyah's 2001 song 'Rock the Boat', Beach House's 'Master of None' (2006) and 'Gila' (2008), the Cocteau Twins' 1990 track 'Cherry-Coloured Funk', and more. Those samples were never cleared for a full official release, until now. Fans will get a chance to hear the original mixes and samples in the mixtape's entirety when the contemporary R&B star celebrates its 10th anniversary.

In 2012, The Weeknd 'House Of Balloons' with his other 2011 mixtapes 'Thursday' and 'Echoes of Silence' for his first compilation album 'Trilogy'. That album peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 and hit No. 1 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart in 2012.

The singer performed the mixtape's title track 'House of Balloons' at the Super Bowl LV halftime show last month. For those unaware, The Weeknd has revealed that the House of Balloons is a real place, located at 65 Spencer Ave in Toronto.

Videos

Watch the official music video for the mixtape's popular tracks 'Wicked Games' below. Please note that it is NSFW.

 



 

 

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