The Weeknd comes back after 5 months splitting with Selena Gomez
A source tells Us Weekly exclusively that The Weeknd (real name Abel Tesfaye) has been working tirelessly on the release. “He’s been in the studio pretty much nonstop, especially the past few months after his breakup with Selena Gomez,” the source says. “The project is done now. It’s less poppy than his last one. It sounds more like old Abel. OG fans will love it.”
The Weeknd announced his new project via Instagram.
And earlier in the week, he shared a screenshot of a text message he sent his creative director La Mar Taylor: “Should we drop Friday? I’m indifferent to be honest.”
My Dear Melancholy will be the Toronto native’s first release since his 2016 disc, "Starboy", which won a Grammy Award for Best Urban Contemporary Album. Since then, he has been busy collaborating with Young Thug, Kendrick Lamar, NAV, … He also plans to release a comic book inspired by his collaboration with Marvel.
Two sources tell Us Weekly that My Dear Melancholy is an EP that is largely produced by Frank Dukes, who previously worked on Camila Cabello’s megahit “Havana”. The Weeknd has not yet confirmed whether the project is an EP or a full-length album.
It will also mark his first new music since he and Gomez, 25, called it quits in October after nearly 10 months together because they were too busy with their personal plans. Meanwhile, insiders revealed that Selena just wanted to be with Justin Bieber again and thus ended the relationship.She later rekindled her romance with Justin Bieber, but the on-off couple are currently taking another break.
“Something that I’m really proud of is that there’s such a true friendship [between us],” the “Bad Liar” songstress told Billboard in November of her split from The Weeknd, who will headline Coachella in April. “I truly have never experienced anything like that in my life. We ended it as best friends, and it was genuinely about encouraging and caring [for each other], and that was pretty remarkable for me.”
The Weeknd released a new project after breaking up with Selena Gomez.
Earlier, Starboy had a passionate affair with supermodel Bella Hadid.
The Weeknd, who was born in 1990, is a Canadian singer, songwriter and record producer. He was first known for releasing his second album Beauty Behind the Madness, reaching # 1 on the Billboard 200. All three songs, "Earned", "The Hills" and "Can not Feel My Face" took the top places respectively on the Billboard Hot R & B charts, making The Weeknd the first person in history to achieve this.
By: Christina Baker