The Weeknd is back with new song “Heartless.” It’s his first new solo music since he released his EP, My Dear Melancholy, in March 2018.
On the new track, Abel Tesfaye, aka the Weeknd, sings about searching for deeper meaning and “trying to find the one that can fix me,” but flings and drugs continue to leave him numb.
The Weeknd began teasing the release of new material earlier this week, tweeting on Monday that “the fall begins tomorrow” and then announcing, “Tonight we start a brain melting psychotic chapter let’s go” on Tuesday. Both posts were accompanied by black-and-white photos, which feature what appears to be the singer captured in blurry movement.
And it seems Selena Gomez seemingly inspired one of his upcoming tunes. According to the ASCAP website, The Weeknd registered a song titled, “Like Selena.” He and Gomez began dating in January 2017 but by October of that year, the two decided to split after 10 months of being together. Gomez reportedly released “Bad Liar” about The Weeknd before their separation.
Meanwhile, The Weeknd previewed a new track Tuesday while driving a new all-electric Mercedes in a commercial for the ride. He stars in a new ad campaign for the 2020 EQC SUV which features his new song, “Blinding Lights.” The commercial ends with the caption, “Watch the full film with The Weeknd from November 29.”