The Weeknd returns with a surprise. Giving his fans only hours to prepare, the XO crooner liberates his new EP, My Dear Melancholy,.
The 6-track set, which follows his 2016 album Starboy, is a welcome return to The Weeknd’s early mixtape era, with dark and haunting tracks like “Call Out My Name,” “Try Me,” and “Privilege.” French DJ Gesaffelstein is the only featured guest, appearing on “I Was Never There” and “Hurt You.”
Abel Tesfaye’s latest received rave reviews even before its release. Earlier this month, Travis Scott praised the project as a throwback. “Abel new album is scray,” he tweeted. “It’s like when I first heard him for the first time. Fuckkkkkk !!!!!”
My Dear Melancholy, also arrives right on time. The Starboy will headline Coachella next month and Lollapalooza later this year.