The Weeknd's songs all have a very similar sound. A wildly successful, but similar sound.
Musician Andrew Huang posted a video in which he sets out to prove that Weeknd uses the same four notes in every track:
every weeknd song uses the same 4 notes pic.twitter.com/K9u9auztbF— Andrew Huang (@andrewhuang) September 16, 2020
Here is some reaction:
so the man found his key signature.. some broadway singers even have parts written specifically for them in their prefered key signatures— Mikee (@sceneboiimikee) September 16, 2020
Music critics: Every pop song uses only four chords.— Ben Feddersen (@SnoozeButtonBen) September 16, 2020
The weekend: Hold my beer.
He's been rewriting House of Balloons over and over for a decade and it keeps working 🤷♂️— Defund Police (Pusher) (@itsPusher) September 16, 2020
It's the weeknd, writing another melody would be work and weeknds aren't for work.— Ciren Song (@CirenSong) September 16, 2020
What do you think? He certainly wouldn't be the only artist who does such a thing.