The Weeknd is a Toronto-based R&B singer named Abel Tesfaye. Songs recorded under The Weeknd name first leaked in late 2010, though the identity of the individual behind the project was initially unknown. The Weeknd released a nine-song album called House of Balloons in March of 2011. The album is a part of a trilogy which includes Thursday and Echoes of Silence, to be released
The Birds (Part 1) is a part of the Thursday mixtape that will be out later this summer.