The Weeknd Is In 'Album Mode'


The Weeknd has teased a new album dropping after reportedly splitting from girlfriend Bella Hadid.

The 29-year-old singer hinted he could be going back to his roots as he shared a selfie rocking his House of Balloons era hair on social media while hinting he's working on his first record since 2016's Starboy. He simply wrote alongside the snap: "album mode full effect."

The announcement comes amid speculation about The Weeknd's relationship with on/off girlfriend Hadid, 22, following reports they had called time on their romance more than a year after reconciling in May 2018 following an on and off relationship which began in 2015 and ended in November 2016.

But now, sources say the couple have not split up, but are instead just ironing out some differences between them, "like normal couples do."

An insider said: "They haven't broken up, but are working through things like normal couples do. The couple travels a lot, works a lot and that often creates tension. However, the two love one another, have lost one another in the past and want to try and make it work. Right now they are together and working on keeping it that way."

Meanwhile, The Weeknd will make his acting debut in Adam Sandler's new crime drama Uncut Gems.