The Weeknd continues to build excitement for his much-anticipated fourth studio album.

Weeks before the project arrives, Abel returned to Saturday Night Live for the third time since 2014. The Grammy-winning artist served as this week's musical guest, delivering stellar performances of "Blinding Lights" and "Scared to Live"—both of which will appear on his upcoming album After Hours.

You can check out The Weeknd's performance above and below. This week's episode was hosted by No Time to Die star Daniel Craig.


The Weeknd's After Hours—the follow-up to 2016's Starboy—will hit streaming services on March 20. 

"I feel confident with where I'm taking this [new] record. There's also a very committed vision and character being portrayed and I get to explore a different side of me that my fans have never seen," he told CR Men about After Hours, before touching on its lead single "Heartless." "It felt fitting for me to put it out. I play a character in the video who becomes compromised and then overcompensates with all the sins that Vegas provides. It's a great introduction to the next chapter of my life."

"Heartless" arrived in late November, and was quickly followed by "Blinding Lights." The song was featured in a Mercedes-Benz commercial and has become the official theme song for WrestleMania 36.