The Weeknd recently signed a contract with Universal Republic and he received a major introduction to the world when he premiered his video for ‘Rolling Stone.’ Abel Tesfaye already has a legion of fans and as you could imagine, they’re worried that he will change to fit into the mainstream world of music.
However, he has just published an open letter to his fans ensuring that he will never change and explaining the concept of his ‘Rolling Stone’ video. “I want you to know and understand that this does not mean what you think it means, and I made sure of that in my deal,” the “man of few words” writes. “You will continue to get what you fell in love with, and I will continue to give you what you ask for.”
Touching on the concept of ‘Rolling Stone,’ he wrote, “The ‘Rolling Stone’ video takes place in a dimly lit studio which represents the mainstream world while the other side represents the underground. The girl holding on represents you. As the world slowly gets familiar with my face the more you will lose interest (hence the pieces of her clothing coming off at every shot). The camera lights symbolize the crossover, and when they begin to flash I look away from the underground. Even though I don’t want to, it is a step that I feel I must take to evolve as an artist.”
Now that your worries have been put to rest, make sure to keep an eye out for the Weeknd’s upcoming album ‘Trilogy,’ which hits shelves in November.
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