Many people are wondering if House of Balloons Abel is back, but My Dear Melancholy, proves his darkened drugged sound has made its return. With all 6 tracks of his album debuting on Billboard's Hot 100, it's clear his X'O fans have been anticipating this version of The Weeknd way too long. The album talks about heartbreak, drugs and going back to his old ways. The whole thing can easily be on repeat without noticing, but Privilege and Try Me brings the album to another level. I don't think Abel ever truly left the slow-burning, electronic music production, but it's hard to tell if he's back for good; since he meshes some of his newer sound with the old. Wasted Times is another favorite produced by Skrillex and Frank Duke, but it's not the older Weeknd we're used to. I'm not expecting a House of Balloons part 2... although that would be unspeakable greatness.. but X'O fans should prepare themselves for what's next. And something will be next, or else there wouldn't be a comma after the title, right? Hopefully. But if it's anything like My Dear Melancholy, then I'm ready.
Watch the short video "He Was Never There" that features the behind the scenes recordings.