REVIEW: The Weekend’s “My Dear Melancholy”

The Weeknd’s “My Dear Melancholy” touches on a new part of Romance.

By Rayan Tilmatine, Staff–

The Weeknd’s new album “My Dear Melancholy” is the artist’s fourth studio record, following his Grammy Award-winning 2016 LP, “Starboy”.

Apple Music describes the album by saying the artist is returning “to his unfiltered, art house roots with a release so intimate and tortured, you’ll feel like a fly on his bedroom wall.”

The album contains six tracks with features from Daft Punk’s Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, Mike WiLL Made-it, Skrillex and Frank Dukes.

The album discusses details of broken romances, hinting towards the end of his relationship with Selena Gomez and Bella Hadid.

Unlike his other albums, discussing the glitz and glamour of doing drugs and being with models, he projects a tone about being lonely and in pain. The album is more of a long cry rather than reckoning of heartbreak and relationships.

It’s difficult to believe that there are The Weeknd fans insisting for a continuation of this style of sorrow, as the style grew dull as quickly as it became popular. “Starboy” had its issues, but at least it was energetic when speaking of sulky language.

“My Dear Melancholy” is a direct and heartfelt album; anyone who has gone through a breakup can likely find a relatable stinging quote. Although the album can use some variety and a more upbeat mood, it represents a comeback of the transferable mood that allowed The Weeknd to succeed.

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