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About halfway through The Weeknd’s new album, Starboy, the Toronto R&B star fades at the conclusion of “True Colors,” a slow song that comes as close as a song can come in 2016 to being a power ballad. When the next track queues up, it’s not Abel Tesfaye—the man known as The Weeknd—that you hear, but it is another familiar voice: Lana Del Rey, a guest star and previous collaborator. That song, titled “Stargirl Interlude” is...
Back in May, D.R.A.M. appeared on Chance the Rapper’s third mixtape, Coloring Book, on a track called “D.R.A.M. Sings Special.” An interlude of sorts, it fit perfectly with the rest of the album in a thematically, providing an interesting direction on an album that was outstanding for a number of reasons. D.R.A.M., in his titular guest track, was given his own spotlight, much in the same way that Chance was given the spotlight on the opening track of...