Over the past several weeks, The Weeknd has alluded to a new era of music. Following the critically acclaimed After Hours, it seems the late hours are coming to the end with the arrival of "The Dawn". Unsure of what exactly this new dawn will provide, it is sure to captivate the attention of the entire pop landscape - much sooner than I would've expected new music after the immense success of After Hours.
Updating his Instagram profile bio, The Weeknd confirms that the new era is on its way. If you follow the artist's twitter, you'll see many possible insights into the mind of Abel. Despite being, seemingly, all over the place in prominent music features (with Ariana Grande and Young Thug, etc.), TV shows, and movies, The Weeknd has somehow found the time to record new music. Despite this, the artist says this will be a full body of work in a tweet from July 13, 2021. If I had to guess, The King of the Fall will drop his new project on the dawn of this fall, likely in September or October of 2021.
If you're anything like me, you'll be all over this new project from the moment it drops. It is interesting timing as the release will likely precede or even overlap with the beginning of his After Hour Tour. Will we get to see the entwinement of these two eras together on one stage? We shall see.