The Weeknd announced his new album title and debuted a new hairdo on Instagram. The follow-up to his Billboard 200-topping sophomore studio effort Beauty Behind The Madness will be called Starboy.
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Shot by esteemed photographer Nabildo, the cover shows the Toronto singer wearing a chain with a cross while holding his head in front of a red background, with Starboy across the top in bold yellow letters.
NEW ALBUM COVER / TITLE shot by @nabildo #STARBOY
A photo posted by ⚡️✝⚡️ STARBOY ⚡️✝⚡️ (@abelxo) on Sep 21, 2016 at 9:01am PDT
The Weeknd (real name Abel Tesfaye) has long been dropping breadcrumbs about a forthcoming project. In a May interview with Vogue, he revealed that he was back in the studio with the production team behind his breakthrough 2011 mixtape House of Balloons. "Creatively, some magic is happening right now, and I don't want to lose it," he said.
Republic Records executive VP/head of urban A&R Wendy Goldstein also told Billboard in July that he was working with electronic duo Daft Punk, while a source says that The Weeknd has been holing up in Hollywood's super-private Conway Studios.
A release date for Starboy is yet to be announced.