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Abel Tesfaye, aka The Weeknd, is back with his anticipated fourth album After Hours, an intoxicating R&B record that feels like a natural progression from its predecessors. After 2016’s Starboy and the EP My Dear Melancholy 2 years later, the chart-topping singer made his acting debut in the Netflix thriller Uncut Gems alongside Adam Sandler. This may have been behind the inspiration for this new character the singer portrays with a broken nose, leather gloves and deep red tux in the album cover and the music video for lead single Blinding Lights, reminiscent of A-Ha’s Take On Me, the new wave from the 1980s and its synthwave revival. “I don’t like to leave my house too much. It’s a gift and a curse but it helps me give undivided attention to my work… It distracts from the loneliness, I guess”, confesses the Canadian. Unlike Starboy, there are no features on this album, The Weeknd choosing instead to invite a range of top tier producers to refine the music: Metro Boomin on the epilogue Until I Bleed Out, Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker on Repeat After Me (Interlude), the loyal Illangelo, vaporwave pioneer Oneohtrix Point Never for Scared to Live and even hitmaker Max Martin (Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Britney Spears) for the pop-sounding Save Your Tears, resulting in 14 tracks that blend soul, R&B and new wave nuances. ©️ Charlotte Saintoin/Qobuz

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1
Alone Again
00:04:10

Dave Kutch, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - The Weeknd, Producer, Keyboards, Programming, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Frank Dukes, Producer, Keyboards, Co-Producer, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Kevin Peterson, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Illangelo, Producer, Mixer, Engineer, Keyboards, Programming, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Daheala, Producer, Keyboards, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Carlo "Illangelo" Montagnese, ComposerLyricist - Adam Feeney, ComposerLyricist - Jason "DaHeala" Quenneville, ComposerLyricist - Abel "The Weeknd" Tesfaye, ComposerLyricist - Shin Kamiyama, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2020 The Weeknd XO, Inc.

2
Too Late
00:03:59

Dave Kutch, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - The Weeknd, Producer, Keyboards, Programming, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Kevin Peterson, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Illangelo, Producer, Engineer, Keyboards, Programming, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Ricky Reed, Producer, Keyboards, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Daheala, Producer, Keyboards, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Carlo "Illangelo" Montagnese, ComposerLyricist - Jason "DaHeala" Quenneville, ComposerLyricist - Eric Burton Frederic, ComposerLyricist - Ethan Shumaker, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Abel "The Weeknd" Tesfaye, ComposerLyricist - Shin Kamiyama, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Nate Mercereau, Producer, Keyboards, Additional Producer, Programmer, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2020 The Weeknd XO, Inc.

3
Hardest To Love
00:03:31

Max Martin, Producer, Drums, Guitar, Keyboards, Programming, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist, Bass (Vocal) - John Hanes, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Serban Ghenea, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Sam Holland, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dave Kutch, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Oscar Holter, Producer, Drums, Guitar, Keyboards, Programming, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist, Bass (Vocal) - The Weeknd, Producer, Drums, Guitar, Keyboards, Programming, Background Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Kevin Peterson, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Cory Bice, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jeremy Lertola, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Abel "The Weeknd" Tesfaye, ComposerLyricist - Shin Kamiyama, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2020 The Weeknd XO, Inc.

4
Scared To Live
00:03:11

Max Martin, Producer, Drums, Guitar, Keyboards, Programming, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist, Bass (Vocal) - John Hanes, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Serban Ghenea, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Elton John, ComposerLyricist - Sam Holland, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dave Kutch, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Michael Ilbert, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ahmad Balshe, ComposerLyricist - Oscar Holter, Producer, Drums, Guitar, Keyboards, Programming, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist, Bass (Vocal) - Daniel Lopatin, ComposerLyricist - The Weeknd, Producer, Drums, Guitar, Keyboards, Programming, Background Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Kevin Peterson, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Abel "The Weeknd" Tesfaye, ComposerLyricist - Bernard J.P. Taupin, ComposerLyricist - Shin Kamiyama, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2020 The Weeknd XO, Inc.

5
Snowchild
00:04:07

Dave Kutch, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ahmad Balshe, ComposerLyricist - The Weeknd, Producer, Keyboards, Programming, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Kevin Peterson, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Carlo Montagnese, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Illangelo, Producer, Mixer, Keyboards, Programming, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Daheala, Producer, Keyboards, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Carlo "Illangelo" Montagnese, ComposerLyricist - Jason "DaHeala" Quenneville, ComposerLyricist - Abel "The Weeknd" Tesfaye, ComposerLyricist - Shin Kamiyama, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2020 The Weeknd XO, Inc.

6
Escape From LA
00:05:55

Dave Kutch, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - The Weeknd, Producer, Keyboards, Programming, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Kevin Peterson, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Carlo Montagnese, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Illangelo, Producer, Mixer, Keyboards, Programming, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Leland Wayne, ComposerLyricist - Metro Boomin, Producer, Keyboards, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Carlo "Illangelo" Montagnese, ComposerLyricist - Abel "The Weeknd" Tesfaye, ComposerLyricist - Shin Kamiyama, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Mike McTaggart, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2020 The Weeknd XO, Inc.

7
Heartless
00:03:18

Dave Kutch, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - The Weeknd, Producer, Keyboards, Programming, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Kevin Peterson, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Illangelo, Producer, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Leland Wayne, ComposerLyricist - Metro Boomin, Producer, Keyboards, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Andre Eric Proctor, ComposerLyricist - Carlo "Illangelo" Montagnese, Engineer, Keyboards, Programming, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Abel "The Weeknd" Tesfaye, ComposerLyricist - Shin Kamiyama, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dre Moon, Producer, Co-Producer

℗ 2019 The Weeknd XO, Inc.

8
Faith
00:04:43

Dave Kutch, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ahmad Balshe, ComposerLyricist - The Weeknd, Producer, Keyboards, Programming, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Kevin Peterson, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Illangelo, Producer, Mixer, Engineer, Keyboards, Programming, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Leland Wayne, ComposerLyricist - Metro Boomin, Producer, Keyboards, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Carlo "Illangelo" Montagnese, ComposerLyricist - Abel "The Weeknd" Tesfaye, ComposerLyricist - Shin Kamiyama, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Patrick Greenaway, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2020 The Weeknd XO, Inc.

9
Blinding Lights
00:03:20

Max Martin, Producer, Drums, Guitar, Keyboards, Programming, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist, Bass (Vocal) - John Hanes, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Serban Ghenea, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Sam Holland, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dave Kutch, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Michael Ilbert, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ahmad Balshe, ComposerLyricist - Oscar Holter, Producer, Drums, Guitar, Keyboards, Programming, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist, Bass (Vocal) - The Weeknd, Producer, Drums, Guitar, Keyboards, Programming, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Kevin Peterson, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Abel Tesfaye, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Cory Bice, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jason "DaHeala" Quenneville, ComposerLyricist - Jeremy Lertola, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Abel "The Weeknd" Tesfaye, ComposerLyricist - Shin Kamiyama, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Sean Klein, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2019 The Weeknd XO, Inc.

10
In Your Eyes
00:03:57

Max Martin, Producer, Drums, Guitar, Keyboards, Programming, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist, Bass (Vocal) - John Hanes, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Magnus Johansson, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Magnus Sjölander, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Serban Ghenea, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Sam Holland, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Rickard Göransson, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Dave Kutch, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Michael Ilbert, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ahmad Balshe, ComposerLyricist - Wojtek Goral, Alto Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Mattias Bylund, Synthesizer, Horn Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Miko Rezler, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Oscar Holter, Producer, Drums, Guitar, Keyboards, Programming, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist, Bass (Vocal) - The Weeknd, Producer, Drums, Guitar, Keyboards, Programming, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Tomas Jonsson, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Michael Engstrom, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Kevin Peterson, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Abel Tesfaye, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Cory Bice, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Nils-Petter Ankarblom, Synthesizer, Horn Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Jeremy Lertola, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Abel "The Weeknd" Tesfaye, ComposerLyricist - Shin Kamiyama, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Janne Bjerger, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Peter Noos Johansson, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2020 The Weeknd XO, Inc.

11
Save Your Tears
00:03:35

Max Martin, Producer, Drums, Guitar, Keyboards, Programming, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist, Bass (Vocal) - John Hanes, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Serban Ghenea, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Sam Holland, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Max Grahn, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Dave Kutch, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Michael Ilbert, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ahmad Balshe, ComposerLyricist - Oscar Holter, Producer, Drums, Guitar, Keyboards, Programming, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist, Bass (Vocal) - The Weeknd, Producer, Drums, Guitar, Keyboards, Programming, Background Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Kevin Peterson, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Cory Bice, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jason "DaHeala" Quenneville, ComposerLyricist - Jeremy Lertola, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Abel "The Weeknd" Tesfaye, ComposerLyricist - Shin Kamiyama, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2020 The Weeknd XO, Inc.

12
Repeat After Me (Interlude)
00:03:15

Dave Kutch, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - KEVIN PARKER, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Daniel Lopatin, ComposerLyricist - The Weeknd, MainArtist - Kevin Peterson, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - OPN, Producer - Abel "The Weeknd" Tesfaye, ComposerLyricist - Shin Kamiyama, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Matt Cohn, Mixer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2020 The Weeknd XO, Inc.

13
After Hours
00:06:01

MARIO WINANS, Producer, Additional Producer, ComposerLyricist - Dave Kutch, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ahmad Balshe, ComposerLyricist - The Weeknd, Producer, Keyboards, Programming, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Kevin Peterson, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Illangelo, Producer, Mixer, Engineer, Keyboards, Programming, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Carlo "Illangelo" Montagnese, ComposerLyricist - Jason "DaHeala" Quenneville, Producer, Engineer, Keyboards, Programming, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Abel "The Weeknd" Tesfaye, ComposerLyricist - Shin Kamiyama, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2020 The Weeknd XO, Inc.

14
Until I Bleed Out
00:03:10

Dave Kutch, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Daniel Lopatin, ComposerLyricist - The Weeknd, Producer, Keyboards, Programming, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Kevin Peterson, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Leland Wayne, ComposerLyricist - Prince 85, Producer, Keyboards, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Mejdi Rhars, ComposerLyricist - Metro Boomin, Producer, Keyboards, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - OPN, Producer, Keyboards, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Abel "The Weeknd" Tesfaye, ComposerLyricist - Shin Kamiyama, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Notinbed, Producer, Keyboards, Programming, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Matt Cohn, Mixer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2020 The Weeknd XO, Inc.

Album Description

Abel Tesfaye, aka The Weeknd, is back with his anticipated fourth album After Hours, an intoxicating R&B record that feels like a natural progression from its predecessors. After 2016’s Starboy and the EP My Dear Melancholy 2 years later, the chart-topping singer made his acting debut in the Netflix thriller Uncut Gems alongside Adam Sandler. This may have been behind the inspiration for this new character the singer portrays with a broken nose, leather gloves and deep red tux in the album cover and the music video for lead single Blinding Lights, reminiscent of A-Ha’s Take On Me, the new wave from the 1980s and its synthwave revival. “I don’t like to leave my house too much. It’s a gift and a curse but it helps me give undivided attention to my work… It distracts from the loneliness, I guess”, confesses the Canadian. Unlike Starboy, there are no features on this album, The Weeknd choosing instead to invite a range of top tier producers to refine the music: Metro Boomin on the epilogue Until I Bleed Out, Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker on Repeat After Me (Interlude), the loyal Illangelo, vaporwave pioneer Oneohtrix Point Never for Scared to Live and even hitmaker Max Martin (Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Britney Spears) for the pop-sounding Save Your Tears, resulting in 14 tracks that blend soul, R&B and new wave nuances. ©️ Charlotte Saintoin/Qobuz

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