Published Mar 29, 2018Despite only announcing it earlier today, the Weeknd's My Dear Melancholy, is officially here. That means you can indeed stream the entire new record online now.
The release comes in the wake of 2016's Starboy, as well as more recent guest spots alongside the likes of Kendrick Lamar and Trouble.
However, with just six tracks, My Dear Melancholy, very much seems to be an EP rather than a full-length album. In fact, the press release never calls the release an album, but instead repeatedly refers to it only as a "project." And yes, the title of the "project" indeed takes a comma.
The tracklist reveals that production comes from Daft Punk's Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo on the song "Hurt You," as well as Skrillex on the track "Wasted Times." The release also includes production from Frank Dukes, Mike WiLL Made-It and French electronic artist Gesaffelstein.
A "physical component" of the record will arrive on April 13 via XO/Republic. However, that translates to be only a special My Dear Melancholy, T-shirt, which then comes with an MP3 version of the album. If that sounds up your alley, though, you can pre-order it here.
And while My Dear Melancholy, came with little warning, the Weeknd did drop several hints about the new material recently before he eventually announced it loud and clear via big ol' a billboard and here online.
Earlier this week, a source told Billboard that the Weeknd's new material would see the artist "taking it back to his roots."
You can now see how true that is by streaming all of My Dear Melancholy, for yourself down below.
My Dear Melancholy,:
1. Call Out My Name (prod. Frank Dukes)
2. Try Me (prod. Mike WiLL Made-It, Marz, Frank Dukes & Daheala)
3. Wasted Times (prod. (Frank Dukes; co-produced by Skrillex)
4. I Was Never There (prod. Gesaffelstein & Frank Dukes)
5. Hurt You (prod. Gesaffelstein, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo; co-produced by Cirkut)
6. Privilege (prod. Frank Dukes & Daheala)