As the saying goes, “out with the old, in with the new.” It seems as though Toronto’s own The Weeknd has taken the phrase to heart when it comes to his new material and his new image. In a new Instagram post, the moody music crooner took to his timeline to release the cover artwork to a brand new album, STARBOY.
The imagery is a stark change from his other LPs in that not only are there more vivid colors, but there seems to be a whole lot of hair missing. In the portrait, which was shot by video director and photographer Nabil Elderkin, the man born Abel Tesfaye stares into the camera holding his cropped head of hair, the trademark cluster of upright locks noticeably absent.
In addition, all other posts on his Instagram have been wiped clean, possibly hinting at a reroute from the musical Abel we once knew. As of yet, no release date has been specified.