We heard about The idolthe new project in which The weekend would have boarded with Sam Levinsonthe creative mind behind the popular series Euphoria. And beyond all the expectations aroused by his most provocative, controversial and sexual side, the truth is that the Canadian’s new project will allow us to see many of his artistic facets.

‘Cause until now we knew that Abel Tesfayethe real name of the musician, had been at the origin of the creation, the scenario and the production of this new series of 6 chapters created for HBO. What we didn’t know until now is that he had also created a brand new album for him. And this without forgetting his role as an actor.

This was confirmed by the artist himself during an interview with The Interview in which he hinted that the whole musical facet bears his signature: “There is a whole album around the series. I haven’t been shy when it comes to making music. was another element to add to my otherwise busy schedule”, explained the interpreter between two laughs.

In a show where music is going to be the protagonist since Jocelyne, the role played by Lily Rose-Deppwants to be an entertainment star, couldn’t miss the hallmark of The Weeknd: “I was inspired by The Wall and Purple Rain and the days when Bowie was doing it, and even movies like Shaft. The music tells you literally the story. But I wanted to take it to another level. I wanted to challenge myself as a musician and feel like I was the best I’ve ever been.

Until next June 4, we will not be able to enjoy the premiere of the first chapter of The Idol at Max, but The Weeknd has already taken charge through his social networks of warming up the atmosphere. Through an IG Live, he showed small fragments of his new songs without it being clear for the moment that the album around this series will see the light of day on this date.

“The Idol Vol.1” he tweeted on his official profile on this social network with a 17-second video in which he was seen in the recording studio listening to an orchestral arrangement. The musical surprise that Abel Tesfaye has prepared for us for his new series promises to make us talk a lot. And more taking into account that there are other artists involved of which it was possible to see a brief fragment as Future.

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Euphoria creator Sam Levinson is behind the series which stars The Weeknd and Lily Rose Depp as headliners. The story tells how Jocelyn, a pop singer, begins a rocky relationship with Tedros, a self-help guru who is secretly the leader of a cult.

This is the role of Abel Tesfaye: the owner of one of the most exclusive clubs in Los Angeles, who falls in love with a pop star played by the daughter of Johnny Depp. The first preview has already shown that it seems to be one of the most anticipated bets of 2023.

It has been over two years since filming began and there is still no release date as there have been many hurdles. The director and writer of some chapters left the project and eventually Levinson and The Weeknd took over and rewrote much of the story, changing the feminist view it had. Some of these workers assure that the singer wanted more visibility.

The series features an all-star cast: Jennie from Blackpink, Troye Sivan, Moses Sumney, Dan Levy, Hari Nef, Hank Azaria…

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