Starboy is here. On Black Friday, The Weeknd unleashes his highly-anticipated album.
The Canadian crooner announced the album in September, shortly before releasing “Starboy” and “False Alarm.” At around the same time, he revealed that this LP would be his “best sounding” effort yet.
“There are new inspirations on this album,” he said if the follow-up to last year’s Beauty Behind the Madness. “The production feels aggressive but still sexy. The Smiths, Bad Brains, Talking Heads, Prince, and DeBarge play roles. We wrote it all in Los Angeles. 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.”
Future, Kendrick Lamar, and Lana Del Rey make appearances on the album, which follows the release of “Party Monster,” “I Feel It Coming,” and the short film Mania.
No more need for teasers. Grab some Thanksgiving leftovers and bump Starboy below.