The Weeknd Scrapped an Entire Happy Album After Selena Gomez Split

May 18, 2018

The Weeknd has revealed that he scrapped an entire album after he and Selena Gomez ended their 10-month relationship in October. "Prior to Melancholy, I had a whole album written, done," he tells TIME. "It wasn’t melancholy at all because it was a different time in my life... It was very upbeat. It was beautiful." The 25-year-old singer goes on to say that his new album My Dear Melancholy is more reflective of his current state. "I don’t want to perform something that I don’t feel," he explains. He goes on to declare that fans will "never" hear the scrapped album.