Categories:
Cart 0

Your cart is empty

The Weeknd|My Dear Melancholy,

My Dear Melancholy,

The Weeknd

Available in
16-Bit CD Quality 44.1 kHz - Stereo

Unlimited Streaming

Listen to this album in high quality now on our apps

Start my trial period and start listening to this album

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Subscribe

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Digital Download

Purchase and download this album in a wide variety of formats depending on your needs.

Coming off multi-platinum, Grammy-winning success with Starboy and apt placement on the Black Panther soundtrack, Abel Tesfaye shirks candy-coated summertime jams for aggrieved ballads with this six-track EP, issued with little advance notice. Considering its unswerving focus on romantic anguish and self-medication, and a listener's natural inclination to associate the pronouns with Tesfaye's famous exes, the EP might seem extreme, but it retraces familiar shapes in condensed form. Most obviously, "Call Out My Name" resembles "Earned It" with synthesized menace in place of strings and a dash of the distorted terror previously heard on "The Hills." In one verse directed at the object of his unrequited affection, Tesfaye confesses that he wasn't truthful when he said he "didn't feel nothing," then lashes out for being taken at his initial word and treated in kind, "just another pit stop." In that regard, the level of emotional maturity hasn't changed much since the mixtapes. Apart from the sly and sweet 2-step rhythm on "Wasted Times," the sound of the EP is bleary R&B with beats that drag and lurch, suited for Tesfaye's routine swings between self-pity and sexual vanity, chemically enhanced from one extreme to the other. For all his rehashed scenes, Tesfaye can be one of the most affecting vocalists in contemporary pop. When he sings "I got two red pills to take the blues away" in "Privilege," he might as well be slouched in the driver's seat of one of his luxury sports cars, staring into his open palm like he's holding all that he truly values.
© Andy Kellman /TiVo

More info

My Dear Melancholy,

The Weeknd

launch qobuz app I already downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS Open

download qobuz app I have not downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS yet Download the Qobuz app

You are currently listening to samples.

Listen to over 80 million songs with an unlimited streaming plan.

Listen to this playlist and more than 80 million songs with our unlimited streaming plans.

From kr125,00/month

1
Call Out My Name
00:03:48

Jaycen Joshua, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Nicolas Jaar, ComposerLyricist - The Weeknd, MainArtist - Frank Dukes, Producer - Abel Tesfaye, ComposerLyricist - Adam Feeney, ComposerLyricist - Maddox Chhim, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - David Nakaji, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Shin Kamiyama, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 The Weeknd XO, Inc.

2
Try Me
00:03:41

Jaycen Joshua, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Ahmad Balshe, ComposerLyricist - Marz, Producer - Marquel Middlebrooks, ComposerLyricist - Michael L. Williams II, ComposerLyricist - Jason Quenneville, ComposerLyricist - The Weeknd, MainArtist - Frank Dukes, Producer - Abel Tesfaye, ComposerLyricist - Mike Will Made-It, Producer - Daheala, Producer, Keyboards, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Adam Feeney, ComposerLyricist - Maddox Chhim, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - David Nakaji, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Shin Kamiyama, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 The Weeknd XO, Inc.

3
Wasted Times Explicit
00:03:40

Jaycen Joshua, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Sonny Moore, ComposerLyricist - Skrillex, Producer, Mixer, Co-Producer, StudioPersonnel - The Weeknd, MainArtist - Frank Dukes, Producer - Abel Tesfaye, ComposerLyricist - Tom Norris, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Adam Feeney, ComposerLyricist - Ryan Vojtesak, ComposerLyricist - Brittany Hazzard, ComposerLyricist - David Nakaji, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Shin Kamiyama, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ben Milchev, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 The Weeknd XO, Inc.

4
I Was Never There
00:04:00

Jaycen Joshua, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - The Weeknd, MainArtist - Gesaffelstein, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Frank Dukes, Producer - Abel Tesfaye, ComposerLyricist - Adam Feeney, ComposerLyricist - Maddox Chhim, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - David Nakaji, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Shin Kamiyama, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 The Weeknd XO, Inc.

5
Hurt You Explicit
00:03:49

Henry Walter, ComposerLyricist - Jaycen Joshua, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Florian Lagatta, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Cirkut, Producer, Co-Producer - The Weeknd, MainArtist - Gesaffelstein, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Abel Tesfaye, ComposerLyricist - Maddox Chhim, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - David Nakaji, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Shin Kamiyama, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 The Weeknd XO, Inc.

6
Privilege Explicit
00:02:50

Jaycen Joshua, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Jason Quenneville, ComposerLyricist - The Weeknd, MainArtist - Frank Dukes, Producer - Abel Tesfaye, ComposerLyricist - Daheala, Producer, Keyboards, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Adam Feeney, ComposerLyricist - Maddox Chhim, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - David Nakaji, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Shin Kamiyama, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 The Weeknd XO, Inc.

7
Call Out My Name (A Cappella)
00:03:43

Jaycen Joshua, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Nicolas Jaar, ComposerLyricist - The Weeknd, MainArtist - Frank Dukes, Producer, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Abel Tesfaye, ComposerLyricist - Adam Feeney, ComposerLyricist - Maddox Chhim, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - David Nakaji, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Shin Kamiyama, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 The Weeknd XO, Inc.

Album Description

Coming off multi-platinum, Grammy-winning success with Starboy and apt placement on the Black Panther soundtrack, Abel Tesfaye shirks candy-coated summertime jams for aggrieved ballads with this six-track EP, issued with little advance notice. Considering its unswerving focus on romantic anguish and self-medication, and a listener's natural inclination to associate the pronouns with Tesfaye's famous exes, the EP might seem extreme, but it retraces familiar shapes in condensed form. Most obviously, "Call Out My Name" resembles "Earned It" with synthesized menace in place of strings and a dash of the distorted terror previously heard on "The Hills." In one verse directed at the object of his unrequited affection, Tesfaye confesses that he wasn't truthful when he said he "didn't feel nothing," then lashes out for being taken at his initial word and treated in kind, "just another pit stop." In that regard, the level of emotional maturity hasn't changed much since the mixtapes. Apart from the sly and sweet 2-step rhythm on "Wasted Times," the sound of the EP is bleary R&B with beats that drag and lurch, suited for Tesfaye's routine swings between self-pity and sexual vanity, chemically enhanced from one extreme to the other. For all his rehashed scenes, Tesfaye can be one of the most affecting vocalists in contemporary pop. When he sings "I got two red pills to take the blues away" in "Privilege," he might as well be slouched in the driver's seat of one of his luxury sports cars, staring into his open palm like he's holding all that he truly values.
© Andy Kellman /TiVo

About the album

Improve this page

Qobuz logo Why buy on Qobuz...

On sale now...

Back To Front

Lionel Richie

Back To Front Lionel Richie

Commodores

The Commodores

Commodores The Commodores

Delta Kream

The Black Keys

Delta Kream The Black Keys

I Dream Of Christmas

Norah Jones

I Dream Of Christmas Norah Jones
More on Qobuz
By The Weeknd

Out Of Time

The Weeknd

Out Of Time The Weeknd

Dawn FM

The Weeknd

Dawn FM The Weeknd

The Highlights (Explicit)

The Weeknd

After Hours (Explicit)

The Weeknd

Starboy (Explicit Version)

The Weeknd

Playlists

You may also like...

Persona

Selah Sue

Persona Selah Sue

Back To Black

Amy Winehouse

Back To Black Amy Winehouse

Collapsed In Sunbeams

Arlo Parks

KEYS

Alicia Keys

KEYS Alicia Keys

Good Morning Gorgeous

Mary J. Blige

Good Morning Gorgeous Mary J. Blige
In your panoramas...
Betty Davis, The Funk Panther

Without her, there would be no Macy Gray, Erykah Badu, Amy Winehouse or Janelle Monáe! Gone to heaven, Betty Davis remains the pioneer of feline soul sisters. The funk goddess par excellence. She was also one of the leading ladies in a certain Miles Davis' life, whose wife she would be for a short time. But who really were you Betty?

Daft Punk, Curtain Call

Eight years after Random Access Memories transcended the artistic concept that had begun with Homework eighteen years earlier, Daft Punk have brought things to a halt. It is as if to say that no further reinvention was possible after their last album, which was the culmination of a career that paid tribute to the pop culture of the 1970s and 1980s.

The 10 Records that Made the French Touch

Twenty years ago, the French Touch invaded the clubs and radio stations all over the world, putting France high on the map of electronic music. Qobuz tells you the story of 10 records which have left their mark on this golden era of French producers.

In the news...