Hopefully you hit your local dealer and/or legal weed shop earlier today, as time has officially run out. The Weeknd's new six-song project has arrived and it literally has the best and most weed-friendly human emotion in its title: melancholy.
My Dear Melancholy, marks Weeknd's first new project since the Grammy-winning 2016 megasmash Starboy, an 18-track epic that boasted contributions from Kendrick Lamar and Lana Del Rey. Fans have been steeped in melancholia all this week as the Weeknd seemingly teased—then finally confirmed—that a new project was not only imminent, but damn near immediate:
Contributors on the project include Frank Dukes, Starrah, Mike Will Made-It, Skrillex, and Gesaffelstein, among others. Along with the project release, the Weeknd dropped a limited edition T-shirt; you can cop it here. On top of that, he's shared videos for "Call Out My Name" and "Try Me" via Spotify.
The lyric video for "Call Out My Name" is also available on YouTube:
Last week, the resident surprise-ruiners over at TMZ shared a bunch of shots that seemingly showed Weeknd filming something involving what appears to be a non-hovering hoverboard. The report cited "production sources" who claimed that the Taft, California-set hoverboarding was captured for the lead My Dear Melancholy, single. By the time you read this, you will probably have heard or at least be presently listening to the song in question.
Tracklist and production credits:
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)