It’s no secret that The Weeknd has been hard a work producing a new album.
The latest event in a long lead-up to what could be one of the artist’s biggest releases to date, the Canadian singer has deleted all of his previous Instagram posts. This included the singer’s most recent post which included the caption “This my last post before the new era.”
His unconventional Instagram manner coincides with a cryptic Tweet from September 15:
While Abel could simply be excited for a change in season, it could also hint that something big is on its way. Given that Autumn kicks off on September 22 in the Northern Hemisphere, the cool transition may coincide with a surprise release.
While what exactly the release will entail remains unknown, the artist has been teasing a steady stream of details on an unnamed album being recorded at Hollywood’s Conway Studios. In a lengthy interview with VMAN Abel revealed that the album is “the best-sounding” LP he’s ever made. Further details include that the LP will draw inspiration from Talking Heads, The Smiths, Bad Brains, Prince, and DeBarge. It is also rumoured that the artist has cut a new track in collaboration with legendary French duo Daft Punk.
Any new album would follow-up on The Weeknd’s sophomore record Beauty Behind The Madness. Given that the LP only dropped in August 2015, more sceptical fans could be forgiven for thinking that it could be a little while before a full-length studio album will emerge. But at the very least it seems almost certain there’s going to be some sonic snippets of things to come.