After teasing a new album on social media a few days ago, The Weeknd dropped new EP Thursday evening, titled My Dear Melancholy, now available on streaming services.
The Canadian pop/R&B crooner has been keeping busy since the release of 2016’s Starboy, collaborating with Lana Del Rey, Future, Gucci Mane and most recently Kendrick Lamar on their track ‘Pray For Me’ off the Black Panther soundtrack, as well as writing a Starboy comic for Marvel.
My Dear Melancholy is a quick listen with just six tracks and features French techno artist and DJ, Gesaffelstein, (real name Mike Lévy) on two of the songs, ‘I Was Never There’ and ‘Hurt You’ harks back to Abel‘s moodier earlier work. The synopsis for the album on Apple Music is described it as returning “to his unfiltered, art-house roots with a release so intimate and tortured, you’ll feel like a fly on his bedroom wall”.
After the album hit streaming services, he shared videos for two of its tracks, ‘Call Out My Name’ and ‘Try Me’. The vertically-oriented clips are available exclusively on Spotify and feature contributions from Daft Punk’s Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, Nicolas Jaar, Skrillex, Mike WiLL Made-It, Gesaffelstein and more.
Listen to the EP in full here and view the full tracklist below.
My Dear Melancholy
1.Call Out My Name
4.I Was Never There