Prior to announcing the title of his upcoming album, the Canadian singer has released two singles, ‘Heartless’ and ‘Blinding Lights’, which are performing well on music charts.
The Weeknd has officially announced the title of his upcoming fourth album. On Thursday, February 13, the Canadian singer made use of his Instagram account to let out a trippy trailer wherein he unveiled that his latest work will be known as “After Hours”.
The CGI effect-filled video saw the 29-year-old driving through a tunnel into a city in a flashy convertible. The cityscape around him turned upside down as he sped down a long highway. His famous R&B sound played in the background. The album title was spelled out in red and blue letters slowly after the city lights got blurred and a storm raged.
The teaser has successfully driven fans wild with anticipation. One gushed, “I can’t imagine how this fandom will go if he drops the album tmr.” Another admitted, “I literally got goosebumps all over my body no joke.” A third raved, “HOLY S**T YEE I AM SO EXCITED OH MY GOD,” and a fourth exclaimed, “THE WAY I JUST DIED AND CAME BACK TO LIFE.”
It is still unclear when “After Hours” will be released, but the follow-up record to 2016’s “Starboy” is led by two singles, “Heartless” and “Blinding Lights”. Both songs have performed well on music charts. “Heartless” debuted at No. 32 on Billboard’s Hot 100 in early December. It went on to top the music chart on its second week, making it The Weeknd’s fourth U.S. No. 1 song.
“Blinding Lights”, in the meantime, has given The Weeknd his first ever chart-topping single in the British pop charts. It dethroned Roddy Ricch‘s “The Box” on February 7, and showed domination over Lewis Capaldi‘s “Before You Go”, Dua Lipa‘s “Don’t Start Now”, and Eminem and Juice WRLD‘s “Godzilla”.
Outside of music, The Weeknd made an appearance in “Uncut Gems“, which stars Adam Sandler. Speaking of the singer’s brief presence in the crime thriller film, co-director Josh Sadie told Variety, “He’s a friend of ours, and he’s a real cinephile. Real cinephile. Like, one of his favorite filmmakers is (David) Cronenberg, and that makes sense, because he’s from Toronto. But he watches a lot of movies.”