AceShowbiz - The Weeknd has officially launched his new era with the release of a new single. Following a social media post confirming its release, the Canadian superstar unleashed "Heartless" on Tuesday, November 26 as promised.
Unlike the songs from his latest EP "My Dear Melancholy", his new song has a more upbeat melody and has a slightly more hip-hop vibe. Putting his signature elements that include fast cars and drugs, he sings about trying to be a better man to no avail because he's fully aware that he's a "heartless" man. "And I'm back to my ways 'cause I'm heartless/ All this money and this pain got me heartless," The Weeknd sings. "Said I'm heartless/ Tryna be a better man, but I'm heartless."
The Weeknd began teasing the release of new material earlier this week, writing on his social media accounts that "the fall begins tomorrow." He then announced, "Tonight we start a brain melting psychotic chapter let's go."
Besides "Heartless", The Weeknd also has another new song coming up called "Blinding Lights" that has been teased through a commercial for Mercedes-Benz. Fans have also caught him registering a song entitled "Like Selena", prompting people to speculate that the song will be about his ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez.
While it's unknown whether "Like Selena" will be included, both "Heartless" and "Blinding Lights" are among the tracks on The Weeknd's upcoming fourth studio album. The Grammy winner has been teasing the effort since last year, posting on Twitter that he was in "album mode full effect" back in August. Details of the album are still scarce, though he has previously hinted, "Some chapters are smaller than others, not this next one though..."
In addition to preparing for his new album, The Weeknd is gearing up for the release of his film "Uncut Gems" that will open in theaters on December 13. Making his acting debut through the film, he is set to appear alongside Adam Sandler.