The recent split between Selena Gomez and him can be seen since all six songs are about relationships or heartbreak. The most popular song on the EP, “Call Out My Name,” alludes to this recent breakup with lyrics like, “We found each other, I helped you out of a broken place, you gave me comfort, but falling for you was my mistake.” On the same track, he even says, “I almost cut a piece of myself for your life”, referring to when he almost gave Gomez his kidney. This health issue was trending on Twitter because during their relationship, Gomez had to get a kidney transplant.
This new work by The Weeknd isn’t something you listen to and feel upbeat and happy. You can feel his emotion and heartbreak in all the songs. This album only had one feature artist, Gesaffelstain, who is in two songs. The stripped back sound is very reminiscent of his early work, “Trilogy”. “Trilogy” was The Weeknd’s first three mixtapes all put together into one album. Hopefully we can see something similar to that since the title of this EP has a comma after which may imply something is coming after.
I recommend this fine new album because it guarantees to get you rolling in your feels, and have you lost in the words.