When I heard The Weeknd was dropping a surprise project and when I heard it would be a return to his earlier days I couldn’t help but get excited, as those initial mixtapes were some of my favorite projects to come out in the past decade. While My Dear Melancholy, comes in at only 6 songs, each song lands with impressive impact. There’s nothing quite as dark and moody as on those first tapes but the sound is decidedly much darker than his last album which was a big push into more mainstream pop. But he manages to step back towards that original sound while still implementing some of his more recent ‘poppier’ inclinations, creating a whole new sound yet again. It’s a great mix of listenable pop with his more sinister, cynical side and there’s not a single track worth skipping. The Weeknd’s easily the most interesting artist in pop or R&B at the moment and he’s raised the bar once again.
“I said I didn’t feel nothing, baby, but I lied
I almost cut a piece of myself for your life
Guess I was just another pit stop
‘Til you made up your mind
You just wasted my time”
Have you heard My Dear Melancholy,? What’d you think of it? Did you like the return to his darker roots? Let me know in the comments below and be sure to leave your own ratings reactions to the album.
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