The Weeknd kicked the rumor mill into overdrive this week after he posted a mysterious text message exchange suggesting that he has a new project on the horizon. On Thursday (March 29), The Weeknd answered prayers and shared another cryptic post, this time confirming the news and sharing the official cover art.
The Weeknd's new project (album? EP? mixtape? playlist?) is called My Dear Melancholy. After sources told Billboard that "Abel is taking it back to his roots," the gloomy cover art suggests that the "roots" he's returning to might be the dark, nocturnal R&B vibe of the singer's debut mixtape, House of Balloons. On the artwork, Abel's face is partially obscured by a dark shadow and he posted the photo with the succinct caption "tonight."