Welcome to our brand new column in which we unravel the distinctions between two homonymous musical acts. Read this column regularly and the next time someone confuses Beach Fossils for Beach House, or Cold Cave for Caveman, you’ll be able to clear your throat and gently inform others about the obvious nuances — thus confirming that you are not only original and authentic, but the most musically informed of all of your friends. First up: Weekend versus The Weeknd.
Lee Fields brings a certain versatility to the genre of soul that’s been lost in the deluge of modern R&B and hip-hop. The song “Faithful Man” delivers a seething dose of intense vocal arrangements and frantic rhythm, whereas a song like “Magnolia” taps into a more introspective and lovelorn mindset.