Now that is a headline: The Weeknd Attempts To Communicate With Fans! The artist born Abel Tesfaye has been notoriously reticent about revealing too much about himself or his music from the very moment his House Of Balloons mixtape made everybody want to know stuff. But after the release of his part-3-of-3 mixtape Echoes Of Silence, Tesfaye went from mysterious to actually invisible up until his announcement of the mixtape material’s official release as the Trilogy LP (okay, he popped up for live shows at few of the North America’s biggest music festivals, but by today’s oversaturated standards, that is positively D’Angelo-esque behavior). At least that’s the way Tesfaye looks at it, because he broke protocol to reach out to his fans via an open letter posted on his blog, explaining the symbolism of his new “Rolling Stone” video, by way of a sort of apology:
I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR LISTENING AND BEING PATIENT FOR AS LONG AS YOU HAVE. NO MATTER WHAT AN ARTIST’S EGO CLOUDS THEM TO BELIEVE, YOU ARE THE REASON WHY I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO CONTINUE TO DO WHAT I LOVE TO DO AND THAT IS TO ENTERTAIN YOU. MY JOURNEY FOR INSPIRATION MAY SEEM LIKE MASOCHISM TO OTHERS WHO HAVE NOT BEEN GIVEN THE TASK TO MAKE ART, BUT BEST BELIEVE IT BRINGS ME NOTHING BUT JOY…
YOU WILL CONTINUE TO GET WHAT YOU FELL IN LOVE WITH, AND I WILL CONTINUE TO GIVE YOU WHAT YOU ASK FOR. I’LL NEVER MAKE YOU WAIT AGAIN.
See the full text of the letter after the jump: