- 14 Jul 21
The Weeknd has shed his trademark 'After Hours' red suit in preparation for his new music era.
In a series of tweets, the Weeknd has teased his upcoming album, of which he says he is "really proud."
At the 2021 Billboard Music Awards in May, the Canadian singer - real name is Abel Tesfaye - signalled the end of his After Hours era by teasing new music.
The 31-year-old artist gained an impressive 7 billion global audio and video streams from After Hours alone last year (half of which come from 'Blinding Lights').
The R&B musician took to Twitter to talk about his forthcoming project, clarifying that it is a "full body of work." He explained that he made music during quarantine, and it now seems that the album is close to completion.
made so much magic in the small quarantined room
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) April 27, 2021
In a later tweet, Tesfaye also hinted at the album's accompanying tour - saying it's going to be "madness."
Outside of his music career, Tesfaye is also collaborating with Euphoria creator Sam Levinson to create a television show for HBO Max. According to Variety, the show is currently named The Idol and will revolve around a female singer who becomes romantically involved with an LA club owner and cult leader.
Tesfaye will not only receive credit as a co-writer and executive producer, but will also have an acting role in the show.