‘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.
Click here to read the interview in full.