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After releasing ‘Heartless’ and ‘Blinding Lights’ as his two singles, fans assumed Abel Tesfaye, better known as The Weeknd, was still in his upbeat and 80s Starboy phase. However, after the surprising drop of his latest single ‘After Hours’, which was featured in a 5-minute long short film of the same name, it was clear that the old Tesfaye had returned.
This is going to be me in quarantine tomorrow!
this kid dancing in the club meme is literally the only thing I can ever think of whenever blinding lights comes on 😭 pic.twitter.com/WVsDuXVWLX
— sarah (@solinotsoly) February 8, 2020
Not soon after, Tesfaye announced he will be releasing a studio album, After Hours, on March 20 (tomorrow!). Here is the track list below (note that there are no features):
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Tesfaye keeps his fans hyped for the release by staying active on Twitter and retweeting memes surrounding the release of his new album. This one’s particularly relevant…
me social distancing after
The Weeknd drops his album pic.twitter.com/enp13B96pp
— chris (@chxislzr) March 17, 2020
Fans were also pleasantly surprised to catch Tesfaye as a guest star in the movie, Uncut Gems (2019), that starred Adam Sandler as a notorious gambling-addict. I think one of the best parts of the film was when Tesfaye beat-up Sandler while his song plays in the background. Great movie, check it out on Netflix.
Tesfaye seemed inspired by the project and even adapted similar styles into his own short film. The close-ups and anxiety-inducing music were mostly derived by the Safdie brothers’ signature genre of panic-cinema. Check out the film below:
All in all, I am excited to listen to the new album, knowing how sendu I will get if it compares to his magnum opus, Trilogy. Go ahead, reminisce and listen to it below:
Until then, stream JUICE’s weekly-curated Spotify playlist!
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