The Weeknd has revisited the essence of his earlier ‘House Of Balloons’ works with his surprise new EP, ‘My Dear Melancholy’.

Released following a cryptic social media buildup over the past couple of days, the 6-track project, which comes in at just shy of 22 minutes, delivers multiple subjects that have been present in Abel’s public life – notably the ups and downs of lost love and relationship tribulations.

Production wise, ‘My Dear Melancholy’ sees The Weeknd reunite with Daft Punk’s Guy Manuel de Homem-Christo, whilst Skrillex and frequent-collaborator DaHeala also make appearances. It’s no doubt Abel will use his headline slot at next month’s Coachella to also drop the new songs in his live show.

Listen to ‘My Dear Melancholy’ in its entirety below (also available via Apple Music and Google Play):