UPDATE (8/3): The Weeknd is dropping a new tune, “Take My Breath,” on Friday following teasing the keep track of in a location for the 2021 Olympics.
Abel Tesfaye has get rid of the pink jacket and bandages of the Weeknd’s Just after Hours period to do a unusual interview with GQ during which he teased his upcoming album, which has been described as “Quincy Jones meets Giorgio Moroder.” “It’s the album I’ve constantly needed to make,” he told the journal of the record.
He also dropped an instrumental teaser clip on socials early Monday, pounding audio overlaying an impression of a landscape and a rising solar.
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Around the system of the vast-ranging interview, Tesfaye first touched on his the Weeknd persona and how he differs from who he is at dwelling: “The strains have been blurry at the commencing. And as my vocation developed— as I developed as a person — it is grow to be pretty very clear that Abel is someone I go home to every evening. And the Weeknd is a person I go to get the job done as. …Abel can be badass at times, guy. But I guess the Weeknd is Hyde. Abel is Dr. Jekyll.”
He also talked about how no just one realized who he was when he dropped his 1st mixtape, 2011’s Residence of Balloons, and recalled hearing one of his have tracks when he was working at American Attire.
“I am not dim,” he extra. “My artwork is dim, and I’ve long gone by darkish situations. I have utilised those dim periods as inspiration for my artwork. But I feel like because I’m not dark, I was capable to channel it and set it into my songs and into my art.”
Tesfaye then addressed how Right after Hrs was roundly snubbed in the course of the previous Grammys, and how he made the decision to no for a longer period submit his music for the annual awards present. “I guess I just was not excellent more than enough,” he stated. “I just don’t treatment. Simply because that will in no way be the motive why I do what I do. It under no circumstances truly was ahead of. And I’m glad that I can make music and not have to believe about that. I’ll hardly ever be in that discussion ever yet again.”