Born Abel Tesfaye, The Weeknd was the cover of the new issue of ‘Rolling Stone.’ He shared insights on a variety of topics which included his recent album ‘After Hours,’ Covid-19 and a new album.
The Weeknd has made it clear in several interviews that he’s been taking Covid-19 very seriously. As an asthmatic, he has been taking extra precautions since the pandemic began. He works with a small group of people that includes photographer Nabil Elderkin and a few trusted affiliates and friends from his label, XO. All of whom get tested for Covid-19 every two weeks.
Describing himself as a “workaholic,” he revealed that it took him two years to put ‘After Hours’ together at studios in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, and at home.
He shared his intention of pursuing filmmaking in the future. He stated, “I just want to be a filmmaker. I just want to make great cinema.”
He hinted, “I might have another album ready to go by the time this quarantine is over.”