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Listen: The Weeknd's first new song of 2014, 'Often'

New jam posted on Twitter to 12,000 retweets
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The Weeknd has posted the first new track since he released debut album Kiss Land, a four-minute song called Often debuted on Soundcloud.

Featured his trademark distorted vocal samples, Often is a pretty straightforward track concerned less with 4am soul-searching than bragging about his ability to get girls, which may be why he decided to push this one out as a freebie rather than hold it back for an album.

The Canadian has been quiet in the months following the September release of Kiss Land, mostly busying himself with world tours.

The last new tracks we heard from him were Elastic Heart and Devil May Cry, which were written for the Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack.

Earlier in the year he dropped a remix of Beyonce and Jay Z's Drunk In Love, with no word yet on plans for his next formal release.