The Weeknd – Wicked Games



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  • Song Name: Wicked Games
  • Artist Name / Band Name: The Weeknd
  • Featuring: N/A
  • Produced By: Illangelo & Doc McKinney
  • Album Name: House of Balloons
  • Release Date: March 21, 2011
  • Genre: XO, Genius Canada, Pop, R&B
  • Record Label: Site Sound Studios, Toronto, ON
  • Written By: Rainer Millar Blanchaer, Illangelo, Doc McKinney & The Weeknd
  • Performance: Peaked at No. 1
  • Sampled In: Rather Be by The 1975
  • Cover By: N/A
  • Remixed By: Just in time 4 the weekend by 6LACK

The Weeknd – Wicked Games Review

The Weeknd takes his successful mix tape right into the editing room to prepare it to its commercial release. Universal Republic is extending it support to this cause. The song ‘Wicked Games’ was re-engineered and re-mastered to be released as the carrier single of his latest CD ‘Triology.’ In October 2012, the song was already launched as a digital single.

The track was recorded and mixed at Toronto-based Liberty Studios. It was produced and co-written by Illangelo and Doc McKinley. Illangelo also performed the instruments used. The song has been generating positive reviews from music critics. To most of them, all the efforts to make the track more impressive paid off. Thus, it is expected to help propel The Weeknd to stardom.

The Weeknd is actually a stage name of Canadian music artist Abel Tesfaye, a record producer and recording artist. He started using the name in 2010, when he used YouTube as a platform to jumpstart his music career. In 2011, The Weeknd released three mix tapes, including ‘House of Balloons,’ where the song was originally recorded. The album ‘Triology’ is actually a compilation of his outstanding songs from those mix tapes.

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