The Weeknd is definitely one of the most established singers in the modern music industry. This is largely due to the themes shown in his albums, notably his After Hours album. Now it appears that he plans on dropping his current persona for good.
The Weeknd has already accomplished enough in a short time in order to be considered one of the all-time greats. He has been regularly discussed among pop music’s greatest icons. His After Hours album featured Blinding Lights, which is for many, the best song on the album.
For so many years fans have grown accustomed to seeing Abel Tesfaye as The Weeknd, that they simply cannot imagine him as anyone else at all. That said, fans might have to stop thinking The Weeknd will stay forever.
While speaking to W Magazine as part of a photo shoot, Abel Tesfaye revealed that he plans on retiring his Weeknd persona for good and plans on being reborn as someone else.
“I’m going through a cathartic path right now. It’s getting to a place and a time where I’m getting ready to close The Weeknd chapter. I’ll still make music, maybe as Abel, maybe as The Weeknd. But I still want to kill The Weeknd. And I will. Eventually. I’m definitely trying to shed that skin and be reborn.”
The Weeknd remains one of the biggest names in the music industry, but we might not be seeing him as this persona for much longer. We will have to wait and see when Abel Tesfaye will retire his current persona for good.
What’re your thoughts on what The Weeknd said? Will you miss his current persona once it’s gone? Let us know in the comments!