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"My Dear Melancholy"

by Christopher Suarez - Copy Editor
Tue, Apr 10th 2018 12:00 pm

In life, you go through many heartbreaks. Breaking up with someone is sometimes the hardest hurdle to get over, especially when the other person leaves you for someone else. Luckily, there is someone like The Weeknd to make you feel even worse. 

In his last two albums, he released more party songs, and it looked like he was getting away from his original sound. But now, The Weeknd reminded everybody that he can still make amazing, soft and heartfelt music. On March 30, The Weeknd dropped his fifth studio album, “My Dear Melancholy.”

“My Dear Melancholy” is different from his other albums in regards to the length. This album only has six songs and tells a story. All six songs play off each other perfectly. The title of the album shows that this is a letter to one specific person: Selena Gomez. 

The song “Call Out My Name” starts off the album with The Weeknd pouring his heart out to Gomez. He doesn’t hold anything back. He talks about giving his all to a person who just wastes his time. Throughout the song, the emotion in his voice reminds you of loving someone  who you give it all to only to, ultimately  get let down in the end. 

In the next song, “Try Me,” The Weeknd invites Gomez to put her pride aside and have one more night with him. This  leads perfectly to the next song, “Wasted Times.” In this song, he talks about having other women and not even one making him feel the way she made him feel, wondering who she is sleeping with and what the new man has that he doesn’t. The next song, “I Was Never There,” brings up the fact that she never really cared. He stated in the song “Now I know what love is … And I know it ain’t you for sure.” 

His attitude changes in the fifth song, “Hurt You.” In this song, he went on to talk about staying away from a relationship. “Girl, I’ll come and put myself between your lips, not between your heart.” The last song is the shortest song of the whole album and ends the letter by saying “But I’ma drink the pain away, I’ll be back to my old ways.” This song perfectly concluded the album by wishing her the best and saying that he will eventually get through it. 

In this album, The Weeknd did not hold back. He said everything he needed to say and said it all from the heart. This album is amazing and I’m sure Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber will do their best to not listen to it. 

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