The Weeknd nears the end of the album, says all that is missing is “characters”
The Weeknd offered another update on their untitled fifth studio album, signaling that it’s almost done – save for a few final touches.
The Canadian singer and actor had already offered an update on the album at the end of August. “It should be done by the end of this month,” he said at the time.
About ten weeks later, The Weeknd spoke about the progress of the album on their Apple Music 1 show, Memento Mori. A transcription via Complex notes that the singer has confirmed that his parts on the album are all over.
“[The] only a couple is missing [of] characters who are the key to the story, â€he said.
â€œSome people who are near and dear to me, some people who inspired my childhood life and others who inspire me now. More to come in the coming months.
Collaborators who could potentially feature on the album include the recently reunited Swedish House Mafia. The Weeknd teased a few snippets of new music last month on their Instagram page, tagging the trio in posts.
The singer has had a series of collaborations over the past year – songs with Belly, Kanye West, Doja Cat, and Ariana Grande among them.
The only song confirmed for the album to date is â€œTake My Breath,â€ which the singer released in August.