It has only been about a year and a half since The Weeknd last dropped off his full-length album Starboy, and already he’s hitting fans with another round of new music. Earlier in the week, rumors started circulating when a text thread surfaced among his camp with questions about “should we drop Friday?” came about, and then on Thursday not only did an album billboard pop up in London, but Abel himself confirmed that something called My Dear Melancholy was dropping “tonight,” and alas here it is. While we were unsure if it was his lead single or new project, it luckily turns out to be the latter!
Laced with only 6 tracks in total, the project which serves as an EP, features a lone appearance from French techno DJ Gesaffelstein, who appears twice on the project with songs “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, saying it’s “Scary” and reminds him of his 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?