The Weeknd wrote an entire album of upbeat songs and was ready to do a lighter album. And then he broke up with Selena Gomez. He scrapped the whole album and wrote "My Dear Melancholy". He says he doesn't want to perform songs he doesn't feel and that we'll never have access to those songs.
Sound familiar? It's the Taylor Syndrome. You create your best music after a breakup. Taylor Swift has done this more than once, and Weeknd took notice. So now I have to wonder. Did he sabotage his relationship in exchange for a better song writing mind? Is it possible that a conflicted pained emotional state is better for creating?
If we can't listen to the original album we'll never know how good (or bad) it may have been.
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