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Yeah, I think we might as well give up by this point. He’s not going to listen. Since Dear Melancholy was released in March last year, no one has let The Weeknd catch his breath. I mean it’s been more than a year and we want new music, is that too much to ask? The XO community has been not-so-patiently waiting for the sixth chapter of their Abel Tesfaye collection. But maybe it makes sense they are so annoyed at him, since the R&B singer won’t stop teasing the upcoming album. You know how teasing is fun only as long as it leads somewhere? Yeah, this teasing seems to have no end to it, and fans are pretty much losing it.
Let’s start back in March when The Weeknd helped rapper and friend Nav produce his album ‘Bad Habits’. He took the opportunity to mention his own upcoming album while promoting ‘Bad Habits’.
while Chapter 6 is getting cooked, I executive produced my brother @beatsbynav new album BAD HABITS dropping Friday. XO vibes for the town… pic.twitter.com/GQulyUBfT3
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) March 18, 2019
Well okay, Chapter 6 is “getting cooked”, eh? You can’t really blame fans for having expectations after that. Of course, they pretty much bombarded The Weeknd’s socials demanding the album from him. Even now, comment sections continue to be flooded with requests for the new album, right alongside fans throwing shade at him for taking so damn long.
Meanwhile, The Weeknd seems to be having some fun with it. He continues to post shady pictures of either himself in cool settings or moments back from the Trilogy days, at random intervals. He mostly does this on his YouTube community page, sometimes on Instagram, which he has now deactivated, or even Twitter.
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) March 23, 2019
I mean, is this about the new album (or nah)? Are you playing with us? Is it coming soon? We are only left to wonder these things and naturally, people are going a little crazy.
Don’t Rush The Weeknd, He’ll Work Slower
Meanwhile, as the pressure kept on building (and the XO fam annoyed him to death), his resolve cracked a bit:
i work slower when i'm rushed.
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) April 29, 2015
Slower? SLOWER? It’s been a year and you want to work SLOWER now? Well, at least, that’s how most fans responded.
U playin with us at this point 🤨 pic.twitter.com/s8tO15Xi30
— Bryant *.+ (@bryanttgaytan) April 13, 2019
THIS IS HOW US FANS FEEL RN pic.twitter.com/uHaW7dqpRR
— Tania (@tanyhamayun) April 13, 2019
“@theweeknd: i work slower when i'm rushed.” It's been like three years fam you might as well take your time😂😂
— Antonio Orduño ⚡️ (@Chocolate530G) April 29, 2015
The New Weeknd Album Is Coming
The utter impatience and frustration fans are directing at The Weeknd is hilarious, but we hope he’s getting a good laugh out of it too. I mean, we wouldn’t actually want to pressurize him now, would we? We still want the music to be amazing, when it finally does come out; when the king of the fall decides to show us mercy and blesses us with his breath-taking voice. In the meantime, let him work at his pace and take his time. The album will come. And the wait will be worth it. No pressure.
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