At 11 o'clock on a humid night under an elevated subway track in Brooklyn's Brighton Beach neighborhood, one stop short of Coney Island, Abel Tesfaye is dancing out of a cloud of artificial fog over and over again. He takes small but forceful steps, his distinctive dreadlocked rooster's comb dipping, finger-snapping as he mouths a few lines from his new album as The Weeknd, The Beauty Behind the Madness.

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