We’ve been waiting for The Weeknd to finally release a new album, the followup to 2016’s Starboy. Sure, we got his EP, My Dear Melancholy, in spring 2018, plus numerous collaborations, but where was that next album? At the end of 2019, The Weeknd suddenly dropped two new songs, driving up fans’ hype. Now that we’ve had a couple of months to enjoy “Heartless” and “Blinding Lights,” The Weeknd has announced his upcoming album: After Hours.
In his new announcement video, the car theme of his two recent music videos continues. We start off with a view of his red car, then move upside down through the city skyscrapers until we land on the album’s title. The video doesn’t include any other information – no release date, cover art, or tracklist – but at least we have the name to conjure up expectations.
Check out The Weeknd’s After Hours announcement below:
The Weeknd In Review
The Weeknd’s last album, Starboy, came out in fall 2016, hot on the heels of his 2015 record, Beauty Behind The Madness. It launched singles like “Starboy,” “False Alarm,” “I Feel It Coming,” and “Secrets.” In 2017, he also joined frequent collaborator Lana Del Rey on her single, “Lust For Life,” the title track from her fourth studio album.
Early in 2018, The Weeknd teamed up with Kendrick Lamar for the Black Panther single, “Pray For Me.” His last solo project was a 6-song EP, My Dear Melancholy, featuring the single “Call Out My Name.”
Last year, The Weeknd featured on several more singles, including Nav’s “Price On My Head,” Gesaffelstein’s controversial “Lost In The Fire,” and the Game Of Thrones song “Power Is Power” with SZA and Travis Scott.
It looks like The Weeknd has finished recording his new album, and we’re finally getting really close to hearing it! Get ready to hear After Hours, with more information – like its release date and tracklist – coming soon. For now, enjoy “Heartless” and “Blinding Lights.” Keep checking back here for all the latest music news.
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