The Weeknd has been building up to his new album, After Hours, for a while now, long enough that we thought the world was ending for different reasons back when the rollout started in November. He’s been engaging in some intertextual tomfoolery — all of his music videos have been loosely connected, and those connections have spilled over into his live performances surrounding the album, which included appearances on Kimmel and Saturday Night Live.
He worked on it with a ton of notables, including Kevin Parker, Oneohtrix Point Never, Max Martin, Metro Boomin, and more, though there are no featured guests. Earlier today, Abel Tesfaye dedicated the album to a fan who passed away recently.
After Hours is out now via Republic.