The Weeknd Reveals The Cover & Title Of Third LP ‘Starboy’
Well, that didn’t take long! The Weeknd caused a stir yesterday (September 20) when he deleted all the posts from his Instagram account and changed his bio. Conspiracy theorists waged that he was about to kick off a new era and they were 100 percent right. The R&B superstar unveiled the artwork of his third LP, Starboy, this morning and it finds him looking pensive in blue light against a bright pink background. The cover is the handiwork of photographer Nabil Elderkin.
After venturing into Michael Jackson-influenced pop on breakthrough LP Beauty Behind The Madness, The Weeknd is planning to switch it up again on his new album. “The production feels aggressive but still sexy,” he told VMAN. “The Smiths, Bad Brains, Talking Heads, Prince, and DeBarge play roles… I think it’ll be the best-sounding album I’ve ever done. It’s hard to label the sound because, when I first came out, nobody would label it R&B. I just want to keep pushing the envelope without it feeling forced.” See his new cover below.