As if the collaboration with Gesaffelstein wasn’t enough of an indication, The Weeknd has seemingly confirmed the return of the dark brooding sound that made him famous. The Weeknd made the pronouncement 20 hours ago in a Twitter post meant to appease the core members of his fanbase; those who lie awake trembling with thoughts of vampiric bloodlust.
no more daytime music
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) January 12, 2019
Simply put, The Weeknd’s dark brooding sound is his calling card. Even he could sense that his Starboy template was growing stale. But more importantly, the “false appearance” that he playfully created on Starboy, however effective, no longer speaks to his current self. So in 2019, we find The Weeknd on his backward, to a cantankerous juncture in time. No more “daytime music” as he puts it, only compositions of the bedwetting variety, glimpses of which appear in the early EP recordings.
For about a month now, The Weeknd has been doing light promo for his presumed Chapter VI project. The singer has sworn off speaking directly, save for his most recent Tweet. Instead, Abel Tesfaye has relied upon cryptic imagery to set a tone for his next venture. There is clear evidence, after all, which suggest The Weeknd’s current inclination, but enough to satisfy the incessant demand (for information). We’ll keep you up to speed when more details emerge.