The Weeknd Delivers First New Music Since 2018 In “Heartless”

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Welcome back, Abel.

Fans have been patiently waiting for new Weeknd music to drop, especially considering his last release was the 2018 album, My Dear Melancholy,. Last night, he finally threw some water in the well by delivering with his new single, “Heartless.”

A composite of his long-documented love life, Weeknd’s new offering frames him in the light that the title suggests: a heartless individual, jaded by the bite of love and fame. He’s been around, he’s met people, he’s fallen in love, and he’s suffered. Now, he wants to rewrite the narrative by protecting himself by being… “Heartless.”

With production assistance from Metro Boomin, the “Heartless” beat creates this dystopian soundscape perfect for describing the emotions he’s wearing on his sleeve.

Check out the new Weeknd below: