‘4:23’ was released yesterday (April 28) and is Dean’s fourth studio album, following on from 2020’s ‘4:22’.
The Weeknd (real name Abel Tesfaye) served as executive producer on the album and features on four tracks: ‘Artificial Intelligence’, ‘Defame Moi’, ‘More Coke!!’, and ‘Emotionless’ (which he also co-wrote).
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Dean and Tesfaye have worked together on numerous projects including The Weeknd’s 2015 album ‘Beauty Behind The Madness’ as well as ‘Where You Belong’, which was written for the Fifty Shades Of Grey soundtrack.
— The Weeknd News (@NewsWeeknd) April 27, 2023
Rolling Stone did a report on the series mid-production and wrote that The Idol was “torture porn”. 13 anonymous sources from the show’s cast and crew have spoken out on the production of the anticipated series, calling it “a shitshow”.
Tesfaye, Depp and HBO all responded to the claims, with The Weeknd tweeting, “Did we upset you?” alongside a clip from the show of him and Depp’s characters denouncing the magazine.
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) March 1, 2023
The series will premiere at this year’s Festival De Cannes and is set to be released on June 4. The Idol‘s upcoming original soundtrack will be released soon via The Weeknd’s XO Records/Republic Records.
However, Tesfaye recently revealed he didn’t think he was “marketable” when he first began his music career. “I didn’t think I had the right look,” he explained.