The Weeknd On ‘Rolling Stone’: My New Album May Be Ready Before Quarantine Ends

Published: Friday 18th Sep 2020 by Rashad

‘After Hours,’ the blockbuster fourth studio album from The Weeknd, may easily be one of the year’s best-selling efforts but the Canadian hitmaker (born Abel Tesfaye) is not resting on his laurels.

Redirecting energy once aimed at prepping for the project’s accompanying (but now delayed) world tour (click here to read), the GRAMMY winner is instead cooking up the set’s follow-up as indicated by his recent chat with ‘Rolling Stone’ magazine.

Acting as the mag’s latest cover star, Tesfaye dished on a number of topics including a confession he’s amassed enough material during quarantine to release an entire new LP – one that just may see the light of day before 2021.

Elsewhere in the conversation, he praised ‘Hours’ for being his ‘most perfect album,’ discussed his interest in cinema, and so much more.

See highlights from the Nabil Elderkin-snapped photo shoot and its accompanying interview inside:

ON PURSING FILM IN THE FUTURE:

“I just want to be a filmmaker,” the singer revealed. “I just want to make great cinema.”

ON WANTING TO INCREASE THE CINEMATIC QUALITY OF FUTURE MUSIC VIDEOS:

“I think I’ve cracked the code,” he said. “I’m guilty of wanting to outdo my last album but it’s never, like ‘I’ve got to do the same type of song.’ I’m so happy I’m not like that. My palette is so wide.”

ON ARRIVAL DATE OF ‘AFTER HOURS’ FOLLOW-UP ALBUM:

“I might have another album ready to go by the time this quarantine is over,” the singer hinted.

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Click here to read the interview in full.

[photo courtesy:  Nabil Elderkin/Rolling Stone]

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  1. Clarks0o0ñ September 18, 2020

    He is starting to get over rated

    I’m surprised he is not attacking usher in this interview

  2. Liamjaim September 18, 2020

    well done.

    • Lol September 18, 2020

      Anybody else think he’s a weirdo? Still walking around in that outfit like he hasn’t been wearing it for the past year…

  3. #WAP September 18, 2020

    Huh? Quarantine is over. Most of us are back at work and school.

  4. 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(da one & only) September 18, 2020

    Kung fu virus is unstoppable, never really over, mr. naive!!

  5. Fancy BISH September 18, 2020

    MY favorite album of 2020 lol 🤳🏽🍒 #HatersDontKnowWhatToDo

    • 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(da one & only) September 19, 2020

      It’s hard to pick between dua lipa & The Weeknd. I will go with dua. 💅🏿💅🏿💅🏿

      • Fancy BISH September 19, 2020

        Nothing wrong with that, Dua’s music is great 🎶 🤳🏽

  6. A&R September 19, 2020

    I’ve tired and keep trying to figure out how is this dude so popular… like I don’t understand. At times I feel he’s taking up space until Bruno drops. Iono.. I’m no hater I just don’t understand 🙇🏾‍♂️🤔🧐

  7. 1988 September 19, 2020

    Well look a here, Rolling Stone finally wrote a well-written piece for After Hours. I must say I still don’t agree with the score they gave to the album earlier this year when much of this piece agrees with what I wrote MONTHS ago about the album. But I’ve been confirmed right all year so I can forgive the ones who have been wrong (lol). Even The Weeknd feels this is his most perfect album even if it’s up to his fans to determine what’s his best to them. I already know the three artists that need to stand up and get their well deserved “general field” Grammy’s in 2021. We’ll see how the votes go. 🙂

  8. Fancy BISH September 19, 2020

    LIKE I SAID, haters don’t know WHAT TO DO 😂 All I see is karma smacking people in the face cause of specific ish they said 🤣 Keep your petty and sordid thoughts to yourself and you wouldn’t have problems of being wrong lol…just let life happen! 🤳🏽I had to write this after seeing past comments and I was gathering more receipts than a checkout line! 🧾 😂

    • 1988 September 19, 2020

      YOU ARE THE DELUSIONAL BISH GETTING STOMPED ALL YEAR!!!! YOUR YEAR IS OVER!!!!!!! ONE TRICK PONY!!!!!!!!!!! Maybe next album you can have your one trick pony all to yourself! LOL

      We are REALLY laughing at your ERASED name now! 🙂 This year started with a GRAND SWEEP at the Grammy’s and now LMAO>>>>>>>>> Make your exit BISH!

      • Fancy BISH September 19, 2020

        Who the HELL are YOU? 🤣 Don’t nobody care about your LAME ass! 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 Billie Eilish WACK ass 😂 Is that what you’re talking about? Never heard it! NO FLAVOR, you or anybody you fck with

      • 1988 September 19, 2020

        You’re the CURSE and I’m THE GIFT. 🙂 You are scared of Wikipedia. 🙂 You UGLY AS HELLLLLL

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