The Epitaph

‘After Hours’ illustrates The Weeknd’s past, present

Tesfaye reveals his inner conflicts through a dark, yet beautiful album.

By Miya Liu

April 18, 2020

Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, more commonly known as The Weeknd, released his album “After Hours” on March 20. The album features his famous falsetto-filled melodies with strong synthesizer quality, accompanied by echoes of voices and retro sound effects — like space lasers and police sirens. The Wee...