After teasing fans on social media with the possibility of new music, the weeknd made good on his promise and dropped My Dear Melancholy just before midnight.
Earlier Thursday, The Weeknd (real name Abel Tesfaye) confirmed the rumors by releasing the official cover art for the project on Instagram.
Featuring six tracks, the album times out to 21 minutes and includes track titles such as “Try Me,” “Wasted Times” and “Call Out My Name.” Fans can listen on Apple Music and iTunes now.
My Dear Melancholy marks the 3-time Grammy winner’s fourth studio album after 2016’s smash hit Starboy. He most recently collaborated with Kendrick Lamar for “Pray for Me” on the Black Panther soundtrack.
The Weeknd’s latest addition to his discography comes just weeks before he’s expected to headline the 2018 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Beyoncé, Eminem and other all-star musical acts will make their way to the Indio, Calif. event at the end of April.
There’s also a strong chance a new music video is on the way, with TMZ recently reporting that the Canadian performer and ex-boyfriend of Selena Gomez was filming in a small town 120 miles north of Los Angeles.