The Weeknd recently appeared on Cashmere Cat's new song alongside Francis And The Lights, "Wild Love," but there's more where that came from, specifically, new solo material from the XO leader is in the works.

The singer's last album Beauty Behind the Madness dropped just over a year ago, and this is the second proper update we have on what the next album will be like. Back in May, we received word that Abel was back in the studio with a couple of day one producers, including House of Balloons contributors illangelo, Jeremy Rose and Doc Mckinney. Now, during an interview with VMAN magazine, Abel details the sound of his forthcoming album a bit futher.

"There are new inspirations on this album," he tells the publication. "The production feels aggressive but still sexy. The Smiths, Bad Brains, Talking Heads, Prince, and DeBarge play roles. We wrote it all in Los Angeles. I think it’ll be the best-sounding album I’ve ever done. It’s hard to label the sound because, when I first came out, nobody would label it R&B. I just want to keep pushing the envelope without it feeling forced."

Read the full profile on The Weeknd here. We'll keep you updated with information on his new album.