The Weeknd Confirms Plans for New Album, Teases New Song
Hear a clip of something called "The Dawn Is Coming"
Published Aug 02, 2021On the heels of releasing his monumental 2020 album After Hours, the Weeknd has just confirmed plans for another new record.
In a cover story with GQ, Abel Tesfaye told writer Mark Anthony Green that the forthcoming effort is "the album I've always wanted to make," and shared some of his latest material with him in the studio.
Here's how Green described the work:
The music hit the studio like a Mack truck. The new project is packed with party records. Like real-deal, illuminated-white-tiles-on-the-floor party records. Quincy Jones meets Giorgio Moroder meets the best-night-of-your-fucking-life party records. Not anachronistic disco stuff. (Not "cosplay," as Abel put it.) That sort of retro thing is having a moment right now in pop music, but these records are new. Sweaty. Hard. Drenched-suit, grinding-on-the-girl/boy-of-your-dreams party records.
While the Weeknd has yet to reveal any other details about the album, he did share a teaser video called "The Dawn Is Coming," which features some new music. Whether that's the title of the record or just a single remains unclear for the time being.
Read the full interview with GQ here and listen to the teaser below.