Within twenty-four hours of it’s release, Starboy reached #1 in over 80 countries. But back home, The Weeknd celebrated the album release, with an exclusive pop-up shop and listening party in downtown TO.
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) November 25, 2016
If you’ve been following Abel religiously, you’ll already have a good sense of what you can expect from the re-born Starboy. Days before the album dropped, he released a short-film titled Mania which is an incredibly dramatic and captivating visual montage of what the album has in store.
The Weeknd has certainly brought a whole new realm of artistic creativity to his work. From the moment he revealed his new look, to his neo-noir album art, racy videos, and eerie mix of sounds, we knew this album would be unlike any other.
He also discussed what it was like working with Kendrick, creating the album, and cutting his hair in this exclusive interview with BBC Radio.
Funk meets dark pop, the 18-track album will take you up and take you down a series of up-beat bangers and slower-jammers drenched in deep bass, infectious falsetto, and memorable plays-on-words.
Dive into the beauty behind the madness and let your ears do the rest. Check out Starboy below, and let us know what you think in the comments:
Starboy – The Weeknd