Well the rumors were true people. After catching whispers earlier this week and a billboard up in London, The Weeknd decides to come though today and surprise fans with the release of a new project called My Dear Melancholy.
Laced with 6 tracks in total, the follow up to 2016’s Starboy features a lone appearance from French DJ Gesaffelstein, who appears twice on the project with "I Was Never There" & "Hurt You." Sources close to the camp say that "Abel is taking it back to his roots," and the gloomy cover art suggests that the "roots" he's returning to is the dark, nocturnal R&B vibe from the singer's debut mixtape, House of Balloons. Even Travis Scott chimed in about the project earlier this month after he first heard it, saying it’s “Scary” and reminds him of Abel's first project. “Abel new album is scray. It’s like when I first heard him for the first time. Fuckkkkkk !!!!,” Travis tweeted out.
Available now on iTunes, fans can stream the surprise project in its entirety via Apple Music. Hit play and let us know what record you’re feeling the most?
1. Call Out My Name
2. Try Me
3. Wasted Times
4. I Was Never There (feat. Gesaffelstein)
5. Hurt You (feat. Gesaffelstein)