By Chelsea Arangcon
On March 29, Abel Tesfaye a.k.a “The Weeknd,” dropped his new EP “My Dear Melancholy.” Unlike his previous album, “Starboy,” which included more of a pop sound, he brings the same gloomy feels back, similar to one of his mixtape’s, “House of Balloons.”
He sings of sex, alcohol/drugs, and heartbreak where many lines seem to allude to recent exes Selena Gomez and Bella Hadid. He mentions in one of his songs, “Call Out My Name,” about how he almost cut a piece of himself for her. According to The Washington Post, Selena and The Weeknd broke up a month after she announced she had a kidney transplant to help treat her lupus.
The Weeknd goes on to sing in “Wasted Times” about Gomez and Hadid. “Wasted times I spent with someone else / She wasn’t even half of you.” According to Bustle, it seems that Gomez represents “someone else,” meaning “you” would have to be Hadid.
Despite its moodier tone, the EP quickly rose to No.1 on the Itunes album chart with plenty of fans praising The Weeknd for returning to his original sound. This EP is definitely worth the listen and only 21 minutes long! Check out the tracklist:
- Call Out My Name” (produced by Frank Dukes)
- “Try Me” (produced by Mike WiLL Made-It, Marz, Frank Dukes and Daheala)
- “Wasted Time” (produced by Frank Dukes and Skillrex)
- “I Was Never There” featuring Gesaffelstein (produced by Gesaffelstein and Frank Dukes)
- Hurt You” featuring Gesaffelstein (produced by Gesaffelstein, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Cirkut)
- “Privilege” (produced by Frank Dukes and Daheala)