With many rumors swirling that The Weeknd would be dropping an album tonight, The self-proclaimed “Legend of The Fall” proved those rumors to be true as he unleashed a six track EP titled My Dear Melancholy.
Thursday afternoon, the internet went into a frenzy with the announcement of a possible new Weeknd project. If you’ve been paying attention to the “The Hills” singer Instagram, the clues were front and center. On many posts, The Weeknd was shown in the studio laying down vocals that could have been for this EP and his forthcoming 4th studio album. This past Tuesday saw a post that displayed a text conversation with his creative director discussing on if he should drop the project Friday – The project in question turned out to be My Dear Melancholy.
Fellow collaborator, Travis Scott even mentioned over Twitter that the new material he’s heard from The Weeknd put him in the mindset of one of The Weeknd’s early material.
This new EP is the follow up to 2016’s Starboy and is laced with six tracks with features coming in the form of techno artist, Gesaffelstein. Contributors for the project include Starrah, Frank Dukes, Skrillex, and Mike WiLL Made It
There’s no doubt this is only the start of what’s to come from The Weeknd in 2018, including what for sure will be “Rockin'” performances at Coachella and Lollapalooza.
My Dear Melancholy is available to stream on all music streaming services. The Weeknd’s webstore is also selling the new album as a digital download bundle that includes a t-shirt featuring the album artwork on the front and title on the back.
Stream My Dear Melancholy below
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