As he promised over the summer in his interview with GQ, the previously-mysterious The Weeknd is going to be doing a lot more interviews this go-round. Covering next month’s issue of Rolling Stone, the XO singer discussed everything from his relationship with Bella Hadid, to regrets about Drake, how he was discovered and more.
As per usual, we’ve rounded up the 7 most interesting tidbits we learned in the interview, so get the 411 below!
Can someone please explain to me like what exactly is going on in The Weeknd‘s hair? It’s like dreads but an afro but like not. I just…I just don’t get it.
Moving on, The Weeknd‘s new album Beauty Behind The Madness drops next Friday, August 28, and he’s actually doing interviews for it. Over email, the Canadian hit-maker checked in with GQ, and dropped some interesting tidbits that I feel like you guys might care about. I gathered the 7 best gems below.
Much like The Weeknd when he was first introduced to the masses in 2011, PartyNextDoor has opted to remain somewhat of a mystery as his name grew over the last two years. Though he’s made public appearances at concerts and does maintain a social media presence, he’d yet to grant a formal interview until finally, FADER wooed him to be their cover guy for their April/May 2015 issue.
In the cover story, PND discusses the comparisons to The Weeknd - which have come in abundance since his start, and just like my previous mention of him, it’s kind of clear to see why.
“People throw that [Weeknd comparison] over me because I came at a time where people assumed I was there to fill a void,” he says, alluding to The Weeknd’s departure from the OVO fold in 2012. “A lot of things that came out of Toronto were darker at the time. But me? I’m all about colors. I’ll flip samples where one’s a completely dark song and the next one is a complete sexual song. People think my whole thing is a dark thing, but I don’t.”