Could his new record be closer than we think?
The Weeknd has hinted at a new album by sharing a piece of artwork.
In an Instagram post yesterday (November 26), the Canadian soloist captioned a black and white silhouette graphic of his various side profiles with: “love this. VI”. There’s an image of him with his iconic hair set deep into the stencil design as well as an illustration of his current look.
The artwork arrives a month after The Weeknd, real name Abel Tesfaye, told a Toronto crowd that ‘Chapter VI’ would soon be reaching our ears, as HotNewHipHop reports.
Though the illustration could decorate a new Weeknd record sleeve, it seems unlikely since the image was created by a fan who regularly makes edits of her favourite artist. Despite this, Tesfaye’s “VI” caption remains a tease of forthcoming material that he has said is “coming soon”.
It’s claimed that The Weeknd’s ‘A Lonely Night’ uses a key section of ‘I Need To Love’, a 2004 song recorded by the band Sonic Religion.
The track is on Tesfaye’s latest full-length album, ‘Starboy’, which was released in 2016 and has sold in excess of three million copies.
The Weeknd shared a new EP in January called ‘My Dear Melancholy’.
In his three-star review, NME’s Jordan Bassett wrote: “aforementioned highlights indicate a mysterious alchemy that remains in Tesfaye’s work – but its impact has become increasingly scattershot.”