The Weeknd & Songwriting: Making R&B Gems

The Weeknd and Songwriting

R&B superstar, The Weeknd was just announced as the performer at the 2021 Super Bowl Half Time show. And, in case you didn’t know, this night is one of the biggest nights, not just in sports, but in music too. The performance, which is sure to be historic will boast some of his biggest hits. From new hits like ‘Blinding Lights’ and ‘Heartless’ to classics like ‘Starboy’ and ‘Can’t Feel My Face’, this show will be one for the books.

But, that also got us thinking. In his decade in music, The Weeknd has delivered some of the biggest commercial R&B hits music has ever seen. His music sweeps charts world over with slick ease. But, underneath all the charisma, bravado and groovy basslines, lie some of the star’s more emotional moments. From self-harm to depression and anxiety, with his songwriting, The Weeknd reveals it all. And, that fact has never been truer than with the songwriting on his latest studio album, ‘”After Hours”.

So, while we wait for his upcoming single, dive deep into his lesser known world of songwriting, from “After Hours” – an R&B treat.

Photo Credit: The Weeknd’s Official Instagram

By: Ahalya Narayanan