For The Weeknd, it may be the end of an era, but he’s ending it on his terms. According to a brand-new interview with W Magazine released Monday (May 8), the Platinum-selling recording artist is going through a transitional period and may soon retire his cherished stage identity. He started by mulling over his commitment to what he loved to do.
He went into detail about his recent change of heart after that.
“I’m going through a cathartic path right now,” the singer continued. “It’s getting to a place and a time where I’m getting ready to close the Weeknd chapter. I’ll still make music, maybe as Abel, maybe as The Weeknd. But I still want to kill The Weeknd. And I will. Eventually. I’m definitely trying to shed that skin and be reborn.”
The megastar from Toronto promised he would say everything in his conclusion.
“The album I’m working on now is probably my last hurrah as The Weeknd. This is something that I have to do. As The Weeknd, I’ve said everything I can say,” he said to the outlet.
The “True Colors” singer announced his Dawn FM project at the beginning of 2022. The album included a distinctive group of performers, including Jim Carrey, Lil Wayne, Quincy Jones, Oneohtrix Point Never, and Tyler, the Creator. Additionally, it was the home of huge songs like “Blinding Lights” and “Save Your Tears.”
In related news, The Weeknd’s much-awaited performance at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in April garnered national attention. He performed six tracks alongside producer Metro Boomin during his set. Aside from that, he has been hard at work filming “The Idol,” his upcoming series, which will air on Max on June 4th.