The Weeknd has released a surprise six-song EP, and it’s almost definitely because he had so much material to work with after Selena Gomez broke his heart.
As the title suggests, My Dear Melancholy is a dark, moody collection of songs, with themes of sadness, anger and break-ups running throughout. And if you don’t think it was inspired by Selena leaving The Weeknd for Justin Bieber after he nursed her through a physical and mental health breakdown and kidney transplant, here are just three examples that’ll convince you.
Call Out My Name
We found each other / I helped you out of a broken place / You gave me comfort / But falling for you was my mistake.
I put you on top / I claimed you so proud and openly / And when times were rough / I made sure I held you close to me.”
I said I didn’t feel nothing, baby, but I lied / I almost cut a piece of myself for your life / Guess I was just another pit stop / ‘Til you made up your mind / You just wasted my time / You’re on top
The way I kissed your scars / The way I fixed your heart / Don’t you mess with me, babe.
I Was Never There
When no one knows what love is / And I know it ain’t you for sure / You’d rather something toxic / So, I poison myself again, again / ‘Til I feel nothing.”