Earlier today, Abel Tesfaye announced via Instagram that he’d be dropping something called My Dear Melancholy, and though it carried an air of mystery the reveal that it was a brand new album was spoiled by a billboard advertising its release. It’s the Toronto artist’s fourth studio effort, following his Grammy Award-winning 2016 LP, Starboy.
“Abel new album is scary,” rapper Travis Scott wrote on Twitter earlier this month. “It’s like when I heard him for the first time.” Scott’s comments align with an accompanying Apple Music description, which describes Tesfaye as returning “to his unfiltered, art-house roots with a release so intimate and tortured, you’ll feel like a fly on his bedroom wall.”
The album spans six tracks and features production from Daft Punk’s Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, Gesaffelstein, Mike WiLL Made-It, Skrillex, and Frank Dukes.
My Dear Melancholy, Artwork:
My Dear Melancholy, Tracklist:
01. Call Out My Name (prod. Frank Dukes)
02. Try Me (prod. Mike WiLL Made-It, Marz, Frank Dukes & Daheala)
03. Wasted Times (prod. (Frank Dukes; co-produced by Skrillex)
04. I Was Never There (prod. Gesaffelstein & Frank Dukes)
05. Hurt You (prod. Gesaffelstein, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo; co-produced by Cirkut)
06. Privilege (prod. Frank Dukes & Daheala)