By Andrew Asare
September 13, 2013 at 05:00 PM EDT

Making his television debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live Thursday, Abel Tesfaye also known as The Weeknd served a healthy dose of eerie and emotion for his first televised performance. Performing Pretty— one his his cuts from his debut album Kiss Land — the Canadian-bred crooner alongside with his full-piece band on an outside stage in Los Angeles offered a savory– compelling and impressive live set displaying his gifted ability to cross the genres of R&B and alternative.

Watch the smooth performance below: