The Weeknd revealed that his next album, “After Hours,” will be released on March 20 and released the “single” that gives the album its name.
The single After Hours lasts precisely six minutes and has already rated as the most “goth” version of the artist.
The album cover, which The Weeknd has also released on Twitter, shows the artist with a bruised face and blood spurts escaping from his mouth.
After Hours appears months after, the 30-year-old singer broke his relationship with the American model Bella Hadid.
The lyrics of the song refers to a damaged relationship, and she regrets having broken her partner’s heart and points out her interest in having children.
In another part of the song, The Weeknd seems to regret the breakup.
After Hours is the first album of The Weeknd, the stage name of Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, since Starboy in 2016.
Previously, the Toronto artist, who has won three Grammy and has been nominated for the Oscars, had published the albums Kiss Land (2013) and Beauty Behind the Madness (2015).
The Weeknd had already released in November of last year two singles from After Hours, the songs Heartless and Blind Lights. The latter was the soundtrack for the campaign of the new Mercedes-Benz EQC, which the artist starred in and was the creative director.
Blind Lights also became in January the first song of The Weeknd to reach number 1 in the United Kingdom, and shortly after the “single” got more than 200 million “streams” on Spotify, the seventeenth song of the artist to reach this digit.
Looking forward to the release of their new album, The Weeknd has been multiplying its presence on American television.
The singer has performed in recent weeks on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel Live. He is going to be present at Saturday Night Live on 7 March.
The Weeknd has also recently appeared in the cinema, because the singer appears in Adam Sandler’s last film, Diamonds in the rough, where he appears as himself.