The Weekend no longer will use his iconic name. The singer whose real name is Abel Tesfaye in a recent latest edition of W Magazine, hints that he will no longer use the Weekend as his stage name. For now the “Out of Time” singer is all set for his upcoming series ‘The Idol’ with Lily-Rose Depp. Moreover, the singer has unveiled a lot of facts in this interview.
The Weekend said he want to kill The Weeknd
The “Starboy” singer revealed to the outlet, “I’m going through a cathartic path right now. It’s getting to a place and a time where I’m getting ready to close the Weeknd chapter. I’ll still make music, maybe as Abel, maybe as The Weeknd. But I still want to kill The Weeknd. And I will. Eventually. I’m definitely trying to shed that skin and be reborn.”
For now, the singer has come out of the skin of The Weeknd and immersed himself for the role of his upcoming HBO series ‘The Idol’ with Lily-Rose Depp.
“I had to take off the Weeknd outfit, put on Tedros’ wig, shoot with Jocelyn, then go back to being The Weeknd,” he revealed about moulding into the character. “It was tough to go from one head to another. Then, after the concert, I lost my voice. No voice came out at all. That’s never happened before.”
Later on, the 33-year-old shared, “My theory is that I forgot how to sing because I was playing Tedros, a character who doesn’t know how to sing. I may be looking too deeply into this, but it was terrifying. As The Weeknd, I’ve never skipped a concert. I’ve performed with the flu. I’ll die on that stage. But there was something very complicated going on with my mind at that moment.”
He added, “From what I’ve seen, the show is great. Everything is a risk: When you’ve done the best you can, I would call that a happy ending. And I got my voice back.”
Moreover, he also revealed what changes he had made in himself after becoming a star.
“In the beginning of my career, I didn’t show myself at all. I didn’t want to be famous. For the first two years, no one knew what I looked like,” he shared to the outlet. “I went from ‘No one knows who I am’ to ‘Nobody has that hair except The Weeknd.’ I was always trying to hide it. When I finally decided to cut it, everybody said, ‘Don’t do it!’ That gave me more reasons to do it. I was so identified with that hair that I had to cut it. I didn’t want to be known for just this or just that.”
“The album I’m working on now is probably my last hurrah as The Weeknd,” he said of his final project. “This is something that I have to do. As The Weeknd, I’ve said everything I can say.”