It seems 2020 is bringing out the best in The Weeknd. In a new interview with TMRW, shared on Dec. 16, the singer opened up about his rise to stardom over the past decade and what fans can expect from his next album.
"My natural singing voice was inspired and shaped by Ethiopian music," the singer reflected during the interview, which is being featured in a 100-page 'zine dedicated to the star. "The older I got, I was exposed to more music, and my voice became a chameleon going into different characters with each album. By following my own path and breaking industry norms, it seems to be influencing others."
While the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has delayed The Weeknd's planned After Hours Tour until summer 2021, the Canadian singer has spent the time he would've been on tour hard at work on his next body of work, finding inspiration in the tumultuous events of the past year.