The Weeknd’s fourth studio album, After Hours, has arrived.
Following a year-long hiatus from music, the Toronto native released his 14-track project, which doesn’t include any guest appearances. Prior to releasing the body of work, the Starboy musician treated fans with the release of his singles “Blinding Lights,” “Heartless,” and “After Hours,” which are all featured on the album.
In addition to that, The Weeknd also previewed a snippet of a new song “Scared To Live” while appearing on Saturday Night Live earlier this month. In honor of his album, The Weeknd announced the “After Hours Tour,” which is scheduled to take place in June with Live Nation. At the moment, the 57-city trek could be postponed due to the widespread of the coronavirus.
“The world’s leading forces in live entertainment have come together to form a global task force to drive strategic support and unified direction ensuring precautionary efforts and ongoing protocol are in the best interest of artists, fans, staff and the global community,” Live Nation’s statement read in regards to their current tour postponement.
The statement continued, “At this time, we collectively recommend large scale events through the end of March be postponed. We continue to support that small-scale events follow guidance set by their local government officials. We feel fortunate to have the flexibility to reschedule concerts, festivals, and live events as needed, and look forward to connecting fans with all their favorite artists and live entertainment soon.”
Last month, during an interview with CR Men magazine, The Weeknd opened up about his creative process while working on new music. The My Dear Melancholy, singer confessed that he often isolates himself to get the job done.
“I spend most of my days alone now,” he said. “I don’t like to leave my house too much. It’s a gift and a curse but it helps me give undivided attention to my work. I enjoy being a workaholic, I think, or I’m just addicted to it. Even when I’m not working I’m always somehow still working. It distracts from the loneliness, I guess.”
Check out After Hours below.