HairThe Weeknd Cut His Hair
Oh, and he also announced a new album, Starboy.
The Weeknd made the song of 2015—"Can't Feel My Face"—which catapulted the Toronto-native to stardom but in 2016 he's been relatively quiet on the music scene. However, today the pop star unveiled a brand new album, Starboy, and took to social media to debut the album cover for the new project. And wait a second holy shit did he cut his hair? CODE RED, it seems as though Abel Tesfaye aka the artist known as "The Weeknd" cut his hair.
Even casual fans or innocent bystanders know that The Weeknd's hair—a sort of avant-garde dreadlock sculpture style—is as much a part of his persona as is his very good, very sad music. His hair is the thing of legend for all, the thing of envy for some, and the thing of memes for a generation of Twitter-addicted youths. (My personal favorite are the Pepe variety of Weeknd hair memes.) What's interesting is that in a recent VMAN profile of The Weeknd, every photo of him featured a look with a hood up, so obviously he knows that this change would be a big deal for a lot of people.
Maybe Tesfaye just got sick of being so defined by a kooky hairdo, or he decided he really wanted to wear beanies for the first time in forever. Whether or not this aesthetic change will have an affect on his tunes, well, we'll just have to wait and see.