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The Weeknd Hints At Dropping New Music On Friday



After Cardi B unveiled the cover art and release date of Invasion of Privacy this week, The Weeknd is teasing the follow-up to 2016's Starboy.

New Music

On Tuesday, March 27, the 28-year-old artist posted a screencap of a conversation about what presumably is his new album.

"Show we drop Friday," the cryptic message said. "I'm indifferent to be honest."

The R&B artist did not reveal what the other person replied or whether he will be releasing a new song or album by Friday, March 30. However, Billboard reports that the singer has been working on a new music in the past few months.

A source confirmed to the site that The Weeknd's new material will be quite special.

"This project is Abel taking it back to his roots," revealed the publication.

The Weeknd has been teasing this new project for months now. In a series of Instagram posts from last week, "Starboy" gave his 16 million followers a sneak peek into the recording process.

mastering A post shared by  The Weeknd (@theweeknd) on Mar 22, 2018 at 9:21pm PDT
mastering A post shared by  The Weeknd (@theweeknd) on Mar 22, 2018 at 9:22pm PDT

In addition, the chart-topping artist has been spotted in California filming what could be a music video for the lead single of an upcoming album. According to TMZ, Abel, dressed in an all-black ensemble, was seen riding a hoverboard in the rain.

His crew had to reportedly shut down the streets in a little town in California for the still unannounced video.

Festival Gigs And Other Projects

While he has not released a new album in two years, the "Can't Feel My Face" singer has never stopped performing or making music. Most recently, the young crooner has contributed a song to Black Panther: The Album, the original soundtrack that was co-produced by Kendrick Lamar. The Weeknd performed the track "Pray For Me" with the Grammy Award-winning rapper.

The young singer is also set to headline several music festivals this summer. He is scheduled to perform at the Quebec City Summer Festival in Canada and Panorama Music Festival in New York in July, Lollapalooza in Chicago in August, and another Lollapalooza in Berlin in September.

The Weeknd will also be headlining the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 2018 alongside Beyonce and Eminem in April. Other performers include SZA, St. Vincent, The War on Drugs, Vince Staples, Haim, Tyler the Creator, alt-J, Post Malone, Fleet Foxes, Portugal the Man, Migos, A Perfect Circle, Cardi B, Miguel, and more.

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