- Summary: The surprise six-track EP release for the Canadian artist is said to be a return "to his roots" and features a guest appearance from Gesaffelstein.
- Record Label: Republic
- Genre(s): R&B, Alternative R&B
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Apr 5, 2018There are no blockbuster hit singles like “I Can’t Feel My Face” or “Starboy,” but the melodic directness and Michael Jackson vocalisms of those songs is here, just buried under clouds of sad synthesizers and downcast beats. ... It’s a credit to this prolific and ever-evolving artist that he manages to be creatively restless and never stay in the same place for long while always sounding unmistakably like himself.
Apr 3, 2018Stylistically, superficially, this forward propulsion sees him loop back to the start with six-track EP My Dear Melancholy,, which appears to sink back into the browbeaten R&B with which he made his Google-friendly name. This works--sporadically.
Apr 5, 2018My Dear Melancholy, has cohesion, but it’s a listless, murky sound that never unhinges the way you want it to. Had he pushed a little further, it could have made for something more substantial, rather than walking up to the cusp and then backing down.
Apr 2, 2018There’s more softness and vulnerability than one usually associates with the Weeknd, but also his signature numbness. ... Opener Call Out My Name’s title is typical of the EP’s uninteresting lyrical approach, but he sings with a grandness that is further amplified by sturdy production choices: a buzzing bass line and waltzing drum beat that sounds recycled from hit single Earned It.
Mar 30, 2018Very personal EP by The Weeknd.
I like it,reminds me the sound of Echoes Of Silence but with vibes of Starboy. If you are a fan of TheVery personal EP by The Weeknd.
I like it,reminds me the sound of Echoes Of Silence but with vibes of Starboy.
If you are a fan of The Weeknd previous work's you will like this.
If you are looking for I Feel It Coming or Can't Feel My Face vibes, this is not the right place.… Expand
Apr 2, 2018A return to form and most definitely his best work since the incredible Kissland.
This project feels extremely personal, at times soA return to form and most definitely his best work since the incredible Kissland.
This project feels extremely personal, at times so personal you feel guilty for nodding your head along whilst this man pours out his heart, "I take 2 red pills to take the blues away" he croons on the final track.
Production wise this is House of balloons meets Starboy and surprisingly there is no sign of his frequent collaborators Doc and Illangelo, but Frank Dukes really steps up to the plate and makes you wonder if he should now replace Doc as Abels go to guy from now on.
All in all this is a great project and Call out my name has to be an early contender for song of the year… Expand
Apr 6, 2018Nothing new for the The Weeknd, but that's the point. As a person who didn't enjoy Starboy, this album sounds more like Trilogy which is theNothing new for the The Weeknd, but that's the point. As a person who didn't enjoy Starboy, this album sounds more like Trilogy which is the The Weeknd that I enjoy most. The lyrics are simplistic, but are given the depth necessary by Abel's delivery. It seems like The Weeknd, on this EP, on a down week with little to no partying wanted to some quiet time to himself and wanted to make some songs without all the lights, cameras, parties, drinks, etc and lucky for us, he delivered us this EP which gives Tesfaye fans hope that the old The Weeknd is still in there and capable of delivering deep, powerful, and emotional lyrics.… Expand
Oct 3, 2018SIM! SIM! SIM! Finalmente, The Weeknd volta às suas raízes e traz-nos uma boa (ainda que pequena e simples) surpresa. Este EP é mais inovadorSIM! SIM! SIM! Finalmente, The Weeknd volta às suas raízes e traz-nos uma boa (ainda que pequena e simples) surpresa. Este EP é mais inovador e estético. Mexe contigo e obriga-te a sentir o que o artista sente ao longo destas seis faixas.… Expand
Apr 20, 2018Getting really personal here, comes an unexpected EP from The Weeknd, while call out my name is certainly a hit, the rest of the songs fail toGetting really personal here, comes an unexpected EP from The Weeknd, while call out my name is certainly a hit, the rest of the songs fail to live to it. The rest of the EP is in no way bad, i really enjoyed "Call out my name", "try me" and "wasted times", i start enjoying less, after half of "i was never there". I loved the weekend in Kiss Land and Beauty Behind the Madness and this EP is him going back to that, but after half of it, he goes to resort to techno, which is not bad, but not what I like certainly. As far as EP's go, this is a good one… Expand
Apr 12, 2018horrible and basic. poor selena gomez and bella hadid :( they don't deserve to be trashed liked this with so much basic lyrics. if your goinghorrible and basic. poor selena gomez and bella hadid :( they don't deserve to be trashed liked this with so much basic lyrics. if your going to call someone out at least be witty and extra about, not boring and predictable. overrated by the general public… Expand
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