Here’s an edited recap of Abel Tesfaye, aka The Weeknd, playing a show in Ottawa last night shot by Michael Cumming. Though the quality of the footage isn’t the greatest, it’s better than most we’ve seen, and it’s interesting┬áto see young Tesfaye doing his thing live. While Lana got some hate for her SNL appearance, The Weeknd’s approach seems a little smarter. He’s keeping the performances local, in front of the people who already love him, and eventually working his way up to the big stage.

The Weeknd live in Ottawa from michaelcumming.tv on Vimeo.