The Weeknd has unveiled the artwork and title for his third album.
Titled Starboy, the album’s sleeve was shot by in-demand photographer and filmmaker Nabil, who’s also created visuals for Kanye West, Frank Ocean, ANOHNI and Nicki Minaj. Read our recent interview with the music video visionary.
Earlier this month Abel Tesfaye hinted at his new album’s “aggressive but sexy” sound, saying he’d been influenced by The Smiths, Prince, Bad Brains and Talking Heads.
“I think it’ll be the best-sounding album I’ve ever done,” he said. “It’s hard to label the sound because, when I first came out, nobody would label it R&B. I just want to keep pushing the envelope without it feeling forced.”
The album follows the runaway success of Beauty Behind The Madness, which became the most streamed album of 2015 and set a record for most consecutive weeks in the Billboard Top 10 by a solo male artist.
Starboy has yet to be given a release date.