The Weeknd is a master of writing seemingly empty pop lyrics that mean something deep when you truly listen to them. He’s got a true gift for giving pop listeners what they want while also leaving an important part of himself in certain songs for his true fans.
In this video, I explain how The Weeknd writes his lyrics and creates something meaningful for his fans. I use the power of spreadsheets to analyze lyrics from House of Balloons, Beauty behind the Madness, and Starboy so that you can truly see the numbers on what his lyrics consist of.
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Disclaimer: The content of this educational video is covered by fair use. My explanations are transformative and add interpretation and analysis to the original work much as happens when I teach poetry in a university classroom. When I explain songs, I use only the lyrics or short clips of the original song or music video and thus have not hurt this song’s salability or provided a market substitute. All copyright claims will be disputed and appealed. Please see me as your ally in my attempt to use a literary perspective to enable fans to better understand and enjoy your wonderful and interesting piece of music.