ALBUM: The Weeknd – House of Balloons (Original)
The Weeknd drops his much-anticipated project titled “House of Balloons (Original).” It was released for free on The Weeknd’s website on March 21, 2011, and its songs would be posted afterward on his YouTube channel.
The mixtape incorporates electronic and contemporary genres, including R&B and soul, as well as trip-hop, indie rock, and dream pop.
The contributions to the mixtape’s production came from Canadian record producers such as Doc McKinney, Zodiac, and Illangelo, among others. On November 13, 2012, the Weeknd released his compilation album Trilogy, with each disc being a remastered version of his 2011 mixtapes. The first disc is a remastered version of House of Balloons, with some samples removed and a bonus track.