The Weeknd himself has confirmed that ‘After Hours’ is about the pain of a heartbreak as he hints in a new interview that he copes with his pain by staying in home and making music.
- Mar 20, 2020
AceShowbiz – The Weeknd excites fans with his new album, “After Hours”, which was released on Friday, March 20. The new set saw Abel Tesfaye, the singer’s real name, singing his hearts out about post-relationship in several songs, prompting fans to think that he was referring to his ex Bella Hadid.
In a song titled “Escape From L.A.”, Abel sings, “She got Chrome Hearts hanging from her neck.” Many believed that it was about Bella and the same streetwear brands that the model has done multiple collaborations with.
Additionally, Abel appeared to hint at their heated moment when they were having sex in a studio. “She closed the door and then she locked it/ For me, for me/ We had sex in the studio/ Nobody walked in,” the lyrics read.
After listening to the new album, a fan tweeted, “Damn I can feel Abel’s pain. this is 100% an album for Bella hadid.” Echoing the theory, another fan said, “Escape from LA is inspired by bella hadid.. chrome hearts????? oh yes abel we know you love her.”
Some others believed that the Canadian star put a sound of Bella’s laugh in a song titled “Snowchild”. “Is that Bella’s laugh in Snowchild? Lol My boy’s in love fr,” a fan wrote.
The Weeknd himself has confirmed that “After Hours” is about the pain of a heartbreak. Sharing his way to cope with his pain, the “Starboy” hitmaker told CR Men prior to the album release, “I don’t like to leave my house too much. It’s a gift and a curse, but it helps me give undivided attention to my work.”
“Even when I’m not working, I’m always somehow still working. It distracts from the loneliness, I guess,” he added. “I feel confident with where I’m taking this [new] record. There’s also a very committed vision and character being portrayed, and I get to explore a different side of me that my fans have never seen.”
Addressing how people interpret his music, The Weeknd shared, “I try not to read too many reviews, especially if it’s negative, but I never made ‘My Dear Melancholy’ with the intent on saying f**k you to anybody. It was just how I felt at the time. The sonic environment felt fitting for how I wanted to tell that story. I feel like I have sonic ADD, and I can’t just stick to one sound, and I feel like it irritates a lot of listeners, but it’s just how my mind works.”