- Summary: The surprise six-track EP release for the Canadian artist is said to be a return "to his roots" and features a guest appearance from Gesaffelstein.
- Record Label: Republic
- Genre(s): R&B, Alternative R&B
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Apr 5, 2018There are no blockbuster hit singles like “I Can’t Feel My Face” or “Starboy,” but the melodic directness and Michael Jackson vocalisms of those songs is here, just buried under clouds of sad synthesizers and downcast beats. ... It’s a credit to this prolific and ever-evolving artist that he manages to be creatively restless and never stay in the same place for long while always sounding unmistakably like himself.
Apr 3, 2018Stylistically, superficially, this forward propulsion sees him loop back to the start with six-track EP My Dear Melancholy,, which appears to sink back into the browbeaten R&B with which he made his Google-friendly name. This works--sporadically.
Apr 2, 2018There’s more softness and vulnerability than one usually associates with the Weeknd, but also his signature numbness. ... Opener Call Out My Name’s title is typical of the EP’s uninteresting lyrical approach, but he sings with a grandness that is further amplified by sturdy production choices: a buzzing bass line and waltzing drum beat that sounds recycled from hit single Earned It.
Mar 30, 2018Very personal EP by The Weeknd.
I like it,reminds me the sound of Echoes Of Silence but with vibes of Starboy. If you are a fan of TheVery personal EP by The Weeknd.
I like it,reminds me the sound of Echoes Of Silence but with vibes of Starboy.
If you are a fan of The Weeknd previous work's you will like this.
If you are looking for I Feel It Coming or Can't Feel My Face vibes, this is not the right place.… Expand
Jan 18, 2022This was probably not an ambitious album like others were. This was all about what the artist feels like and I believe that is the art of it.This was probably not an ambitious album like others were. This was all about what the artist feels like and I believe that is the art of it. While some songs like "Call Out My Name" gave me near to goosebumps feeling, some just really couldn't.… Expand
May 6, 2018For such a short album, it's amazing how much it manages to run together. Call out My Name is good, if not particularly inventive orFor such a short album, it's amazing how much it manages to run together. Call out My Name is good, if not particularly inventive or innovative. But the rest of the album fails to leave an impression, it's a breakup album, but there's no fire to it, not anger. The Weeknd has done songs with passion and emotion like In the Night or even his cover of Dirty Diana, but it's all gone here, replaced with the worst parts of Starboy's filler. It honestly makes me wonder why he released it. It's not a full album, and nothing seems to be getting any promotion, so why was it released?… Expand
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