The Weeknd Scrapped an ‘Upbeat and Beautiful’ Album Prior to ‘My Dear Melancholy’

Though the Weeknd isn’t interested in opening the “Pandora’s box” of relationship talk, he’s fine letting the world know there’s a completely finished album in the bag that will never be released.
In a new interview with Time, the Weeknd was “cagey” with writer Kara Brown about the specific life events (i.e. Selena Gomez speculation) that informed this year’s My Dear Melancholy project.

Before Melancholy, however, the Weeknd had wrapped work on a more upbeat album that he later scrapped for the sake of authenticity. “Prior to Melancholy, I had a whole album written, done,” he said. “Which wasn’t melancholy at all because it was a different time in my life . . . It was very upbeat—it was beautiful.”

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