Now that The Weeknd has formally been inducted into the HBO household, the person born Abel Tesfaye would possibly retire his calendrical moniker within the not-too-distant future. Chatting with W Magazine in a canopy story pegged to his new sequence The Idol, Tesfaye mentioned that his subsequent album is “most likely [his] final hurrah as The Weeknd.”
“I’m going by means of a cathartic path proper now,” Tesfaye advised W. “It’s attending to a spot and a time the place I’m on the brink of shut the Weeknd chapter. I’ll nonetheless make music, possibly as Abel, possibly as The Weeknd. However I nonetheless need to kill The Weeknd. And I’ll. Finally. I’m positively making an attempt to shed that pores and skin and be reborn.”
Tesfaye has hinted that his subsequent album may complete a trilogy that may additionally comprise 2020’s After Hours and final yr’s Dawn FM, so he’s already solid a great stopping level forward of him: “The album I’m engaged on now might be my final hurrah as The Weeknd,” he went on. “That is one thing that I’ve to do. As The Weeknd, I’ve mentioned all the things I can say.”
Rounding out his Weeknd period with a trilogy would even be a heartwarming transfer for longtime followers, who’ll recall the artist acquired his begin in 2011 with the mixtapes House of Balloons, Thursday, and Echoes of Silence, which have been all compiled on the appropriately-titled Trilogy.
And even when he hadn’t lately deemed Rolling Stone “irrelevant,” it looks as if Tesfaye is actively looking for different inventive pursuits. Final fall, he helped curate Common Studios’ “After Hours Nightmare” haunted home exhibit, which appears to be like prefer it’d make for a reasonably sick film idea. He’s additionally set to star in an upcoming feature film reverse Jenna Ortega, following his appearing debut in 2019’s Uncut Gems. And, after all, we’ll see him in The Idol when it premieres June 4th.
A possible imminent retirement is all of the extra motive to catch The Weeknd on his 2023 “After Hours Til Dawn Tour.” Seize tickets at StubHub, the place orders are 100% assured by means of StubHub’s FanProtect program. StubHub is a secondary market ticketing platform, and costs could also be larger or decrease than face worth, relying on demand.