The Weeknd started his career off by dropping three critically acclaimed mixtapes in a span of nine months, so the two years he’s gone without a new album probably feels like a decade to fans clamoring for new Abel Tesfaye music. Luckily for them, it appears that the wait is over.
On Wednesday morning, Abel dropped the video for “The Hills,” a track he debuted at SXSW earlier this year, and it serves as the first clear cut sign that there’s a new album on the way. Those who were disappointed by the poppy feel of recent leaked material will be happy to know that “The Hills” represents a return to the more brooding style that made The Weeknd a household name.
Check out the video and download the newly released track here.