Kavinsky – Odd Look (feat. The Weeknd)

25.07.13

The match of French electro artist Kavinsky with OVOXO singer The Weeknd seems like such a perfect one we can't imagine why we didn't think of it earlier. One makes sharp-edged and sleek synth tunes that are designed for gloomy late-night inner monologues and brooding; the other weaves his sordid fantasies and narcissitic musings into a unique form of R&B anti-glamour. Together, they've made a track that is strictly for the midnight hour, with a driving beat that propels it to the dancefloor – but sombre, melancholic chords and The Weeknd's pained vocal keep it firmly in the familiar realm of bitter self-reflection and -destruction.