This weekend, let The Weeknd’s voice heal your coronavirus blues

ST Staff
Friday, 20 March 2020

The album consists of 16 tracks, running for nearly an hour described by The Weeknd as a “brain melting psychotic chapter.”

Millions of people around the world are facing a lockdown or in self-isolation due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Amid the crisis, Canadian singer Weeknd released his fourth full-length album – ‘After Hours’. It has almost been four years since the Toronto singer-songwriter released his previous album. 

The album consists of 16 tracks, running for nearly an hour described by The Weeknd as a “brain melting psychotic chapter.”

The singer, whose real name is Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, got a personal message regarding the coronavirus outbreak and his album release, telling TMZ, “Let the music heal us all during these dark times.”

The Weeknd is currently hosting a listening session on Spotify for the project.

The Weeknd also dedicated his album to a fan who recently died. He tweeted, “RIP LANCE aka XOPODCAST. you were one of the true original backbones of my XO fan base. Can’t believe i’m finding out about this today. I’m dedicating After Hours to you, my friend.”

In a professional career spanning a decade, The Weeknd has won three Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, nine Billboard Music Awards, nine Juno Awards, and had also been nominated for an Academy Award.

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