The Weeknd revealed why he only included six songs on the album he wrote following his breakup from Selena Gomez in 2017, in a recent interview with ‘Esquire.’
During the interview, Abel Tesfaye AKA The Weeknd was asked to pick 5 songs that define him the best and, as it turns out, Abel didn’t mention any tracks from 2018’s My Dear Melancholy EP, which he released just months after his split from Selena Gomez.
Furthermore, it seems that the songs has many references to the singer, also to another one of his exes, supermodel Bella Hadid!
Esquire reports that Abel took just two and a half weeks to write, record, and release the the whole album.
The Weeknd still talked about that album during the interview in spite not referencing the EP.
‘The reason why it was so short is like, I think I just had nothing else to say on this. Whatever. It was just, like, this cathartic piece of art. And yeah, it was short, because that’s all I had to say on the situation,’ he explained.
“Whatever. It was just, like, this cathartic piece of art. And yeah, it was short, because that’s all I had to say on the situation.” “That would have sucked if it didn’t,” he added.”
The Weeknd confirmed that working on that EP really helped him cope with the split, he added “That would have sucked if it didn’t.”
The Weeknd and Selena Gomez started dating at the beginning of 2017, only months following his split from Bella Hadid, Their relationship Their relationship ended after a few months.