It looks like The Weeknd is gearing up to kick off his new album cycle, with reports that the Canadian musician is dropping a new song this week.
Over the last few years, it’s been practically impossible to escape hearing new music from Canadian music Abel Tesfaye, best to known to many as The Weeknd.
After a series of mixtapes gave way to 2013’s Kiss Land, it was Beauty Behind The Madness that saw The Weeknd topping charts around the world, with singles like ‘Can’t Feel My Face’ and ‘The Hills’ being considered some of the year’s biggest tracks.
This success followed in 2016 with the Daft Punk-produced Starboy, before an EP in 2018 proved that full-length releases aren’t an indicator of success.
Now though, following a few featured singles earlier this year, it looks like we could be getting ready to witness the first taste of album number four.
Check out a sneak peek of ‘Blinding Lights’:
The Weeknd Blinding Lights
Commercial will be available 11-29-2019 on Mercedes Benz YouTube channel pic.twitter.com/0iagBqxnHu
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While The Weeknd revealed back in August that he was working on his new record, sharing a picture captioned “album mode full effect”, this weekend (no pun intended) saw our first taste of its potential first single.
Airing on Sunday, German television viewers were given a brief sample of a new track titled ‘Blinding Lights’ as part of a Mercedes Benz commercial, before it was revealed that the full song would be available on November 29th.
At this stage, there’s no word if we’re set to receive any word of the new album alongside the track, though HHNM quietly notes there have been unconfirmed rumours of a second track also being released this week as well.
As it stands, the last song released by The Weekend was ‘Power Is Power’ alongside SZA and Travis Scott from the Game Of Thrones soundtrack, while he also lent his vocal talents to ‘Lost In The Fire’ from Gesaffelstein’s new album, Hyperion.