Every Shade of the Weeknd in the ‘After Hours’ Era

The Weeknd has witnessed roaring success with his latest album, ‘After Hours,’ and some tunes appear to be chart favourites. We say this because ‘Blinding Lights’ just made its return to Billboard’s Pop Songs radio airplay charts, at No. 1.

‘Blinding Lights,’ released on XO/Republic Records, previously topped the Pop Songs charts for three weeks, but its total span of reigning, currently, covers a whopping 12 weeks.

The tune, filled to the brim with retro goodness and peppy beats, is a nod towards the Weeknd’s love for music from the 80s. “I’ve always had an admiration for the era before I was born. You can hear as far back as my first mixtape [2011’s House of Balloons] that the ’80s — Siouxsie & the Banshees, Cocteau Twins — play such a huge role in my sound. Sometimes it helps me create a new sound and sometimes it’s just obvious. I’m just glad the world’s into it now,” the starboy confessed.

Well, this calls for a celebration and so, we decided to look back on all the eerie yet stunning pictures that graced us during the ‘After Hours’ era.

Photo Credits: The Weeknd’s Official Instagram

By: Nina Karun