Two weeks ago, Abel Tesfaye aka The Weeknd surprise-released an EP titled My Dear Melancholy, which marked a notable return to the nocturnal, explicit R&B he started out making.
And now, the Toronto-born musician has put out a characteristically moody and evocative behind-the-scenes video, which he's calling a "docupoem". Whatever you say, Abel.
The docupoem, titled "He Was Never There" (a reference to the song on the EP titled 'I Was Never There'), features grainy footage of The Weeknd in the studio and voiceovers elaborating on the stakes of the album and its release. It's a pretty, albeit oblique look into The Weeknd's creative process for this new project.
Watch the video below: