“I'm about to lose control”
Until hearing “this the shit that I live for, with the people I'd die for,” you can almost completely forget about The Weeknd’s friends. Kiss Land finds Abel with strippers, drivers, ex-girlfriends, but hardly ever with his buddies. This is a marked shift from Trilogy’s Toronto house parties. Back then, we would hear people voicing their concerns about Abel: “We just never act a fool/that's just how we fuckin' livin.”
Sure, he was falling into the wrong crowd, but at least was a crowd. It’s sort of ironic that Drake gets the only guest feature on the album—after spending the year beefing with The Weeknd—but his presence is welcome. The two Canadians complement each other well and it’s a good thing they’ve reconciled.