Earlier this week R&B singer The Weeknd shared a cryptic text message with fans that had them wondering if he was dropping a new album soon. Yesterday the XO general confirmed the news of a new project and shared the official cover art.
The new album is called “My Dear Melancholy” and on it The Weeknd is reportedly “taking it back to his root.”
According to Billboard:
…the gloomy cover art suggests that the “roots” he’s returning to might be the dark, nocturnal R&B vibe of the singer’s debut mixtape, House of Balloons. On the artwork, Abel’s face is partially obscured by a dark shadow and he posted the photo with the succinct caption “tonight.”
The project dropped at midnight last night. He may also be sharing a new video soon because according to TMZ he was recently spotted in California shooting a music video.