Album Review: The Weeknd "My Dear Melancholy"

The Weeknd aka Abel Makkonen Tesfaye new Album "My Dear Melancholy" feels personal whether not it's inspired by Selena Gomez is up for debate. The Weeknd has never been an artist that relied on gossip or clickbait to sell music. Abel is a true artist who prefers to talk through his art. I get a strong feeling of lost and regret from "My Dear Melancholy" Abel shows that he is human and that he feels heartache like the rest of us.  His Last Album "Starboy" had a big universal pop sound that alienated some of Abels core fanbase. "My Dear Melancholy" marks a return to Abels dark twisted brand of RnB music. 


"My Dear Melancholy" is a solid project an intriguing mix of light and dark themes encapsulated in atmospheric cinematic soundscapes we get a call back to Abel’s timeless trademark sound. Abel opens up like never before he allows himself to be vulnerable showing another side of his personality revealing more than his rock star womanising persona. My only criticism is that the album is too short consisting of only 6 tracks I wanted a bit more from Abel. The highlight of the project for me is "I Was Never There" (featuring Gesaffelstein) this track felt the most personal to me. The Lack of features enabled Abel to get his vision across unhindered by a sea of outside voices. 

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Post by Gideon Asibi

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