In the latest interview with Esquire, The Weeknd opened up about his album and explains why there were only six songs on the album he released after splitting from Selena Gomez in 2017.
The singer was asked to name five of his songs that best represents him. My Dear Melancholy was one of the five songs that Weeknd named. This song was interestingly enough released after his high-profile breakup with Selena.
However, the record seemingly has references to the Lose You To Love Me singer as well as one of his other exes, Bella Hadid. Although Weeknd briefly touched on writing the album, EP during his interview. He explained why it was such a short album, consisting of only six songs.
The Weeknd said he had nothing else to say at that time. He described the record as a “cathartic piece of art”. He added, “And yeah, it was short because that’s all I had to say on the situation”. The Weeknd admitted to feeling better after his split by writing the songs. He said it would have been unfortunate if it did not help him.
Selena and The Weeknd started going out back in January 2017. It was just a few months after his split from his on-again-off-again ex, Bella. The duo was together till October of that year. Selena moved on with her on-again-off-again ex, Justin Bieber, again. However, they went out till March 2018 and Justin moved on with Hailey Baldwin two months later.
The Weeknd also got back together with Bella in 2018. They broke up again in 2019 but have decided to stay friends, according to sources.
My Dear Melancholy About Selena Gomez?
The album, My Dear Melancholy made a lot of buzz about Weeknd’s relationship with Selena Gomez. However, one of the songs stood out the most, Call Out My Name, which consisted of eye-catching lyrics.
“I helped you out of a broken place” and “Guess I was just another pit stop ’til you made up your mind” (an apparent reference to Selena getting back together with Justin).
There were also rumors about The Weeknd wanting to give his kidney for Selena. She suffers from lupus, a systemic autoimmune disease that occurs when your body’s immune system attacks your own tissues and organs. However, Selena received a kidney from one of her best friends, Francia Raisa.
In the lyrics of one of his songs he sang, “I almost cut a piece of myself for your life.” This created a lot of speculation about him referring to offer his kidney to save Selena from the life-threatening condition.
Selena is also rumored to have moved on as she referred to someone as “cute boy” in her new cooking show with HBO Max. She got a call from the mystery person, while she cut the call she told her mentor, “Sorry. Cute boy”. She got visibly distracted asking what she should do, as her grandmother said, “she got distracted right there”.
The Weeknd’s other song, ‘Snowchild‘ was also rumored to be about Selena. The ‘Good For You‘ singer had listed the song as one of the ‘songs that one should listen’. That reference also seemingly confirmed that the song might have been about her.