The Weeknd comes alive in his transformative new album.
Tesfaye mentioned in a recent interview with Zane Lowe (see below) he preferred not to have released the tracklist, but because the label shipped out physical copies, he wanted to intercept potential leaks.
Ahead of the album, Tesfaye shared a 12-minute short-film titled Mania, boasting a half-a-dozen of the record's tracks, some new, some familiar, and incorporated a brooding thematic scheme he's infamous for (which you can revisit below):
Beats 1 Interivew
The "Party Monster" monster also sat down with Apple's Beats 1 host Zane Lowe to dish on the creative process of making Starboy, including collaborating with Kendrick Lamar, who he describes as “a genius,” working with Daft Punk, staying sober and cutting off his signature hairdo for something lighter (and according to him, easier to perform in).