Author: Scarlett Pham
Ahead of the release of the HBO series "The Idol" (starring Tesfaye and Lily-Rose Depp), the two lead actors had a chat with W Magazine about their on-screen and off-screen characters.
Tesfaye (The Weeknd's name) said that he went through "a transitional phase" when switching between his on-screen character Tedros and the character The Weeknd he created about 12 years ago when starting his music career.
He explained that "I'm going through a cathartic path right now." "It's getting to a place and a time where I'm getting ready to close The Weeknd chapter. I'll still make music, maybe as Abel, maybe as The Weeknd, but I still want to kill The Weeknd. And I will. Eventually, I'm definitely trying to shed that skin and be reborn," the singer continued."
Tesfaye also confirmed in the interview that The Weeknd's next album could be his last hurrah as The Weeknd, which is still in the works and doesn't have a specific release date yet.
Stay tuned and catch The Weeknd's vibes.