The Weeknd Is Already Working On New Music

Carl Williott | December 12, 2016 2:08 pm

Déjà vu. Shortly after The Weeknd released Beauty Behind The Madness, there were rumblings that he had started working on the follow-up, and now just a few weeks after that album dropped, there are new indications that he’s working on yet more new material. Dude never stops.

“After this album’s done, we’ll be ­working. I have ideas and songs that I want to get out of my head,” he told Billboard in his new cover story as Starboy was wrapping up. “I wanted to drop Starboy as soon as ­possible [after Beauty Behind the Madness] just to show that this is what I love doing: making music. It’s very natural, very real. There was a lot of thought behind it, but I did it frantically, very fast, off the fumes of Beauty.”

He also reveals that his upcoming Legend Of The Fall tour is inspired by Kanye’s Saint Pablo shows. “When you come to my show, I want it to feel like opera, like a theater. The darkness is ­important for me,” he said. “Look at Kanye’s [Saint Pablo] shows — he changed the game. We’re looking at floor seats differently now in arena shows. I want to animate the space like that on this tour.” Es Devlin, who has worked on live shows for Beyoncé, Kanye, U2 and Adele, will handle set design.

Read the full interview here.