The now ubiquitous brand of moody R&B that was made so popular by artists like The Weeknd can be difficult to relate to at times, considering its obsession with drugs, sex, and self-deprecation. Until The Ribbon Breaks‘ latest offering, “2025,” breaks away from those self indulgent themes, and tackles issues responsible for the crumbling of our society – things that we could all pay more attention to. His stark, sobering delivery further reinforces the bleak nature of said societal ills, all coming together for a haunting but beautiful result. Listen to “2025, and watch its accompanying mysterious visuals, above.

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