The Weeknd revealed why there were only six songs in the album he wrote after his breakup from Selena Gomez in the year 2017. Esquire gave a task to him to name those five songs that define him the best during his interview with them. Surprisingly, none of the songs from his 2018 EP, My Dear Melancholy, made it to the list of those five songs. This was the record that was released months after his split from Selena Gomez and consisted of several references to the singer. It also had referenced to his other ex Bella Hadid.
Although he didn’t name EP in those five songs, but he did a brief touch during his Esquire interview on writing the album. He explained that the reason why it was so short as he thought he just had nothing else to say on this. He added that it was like a cathartic piece of art and was short, because it was all that he had to say on the situation. However, The Weeknd confirmed that writing the record helped him feel better after the split, as it would have sucked if it does not help.
The Weeknd confesses about his work after his split with Selena Gomez.
Selena Gomez and The Weeknd started dating in January 2017, and it was just a few months after his split from Bella Hadid, as it lasted until October. After the split, it was not long before Selena started spending time with Justin Bieber again, with her ex. Meanwhile, The Weeknd and Bella got back together in 2018, and they split again in 2019. However, they remained friends after the breakup.
Call Out My Name was the song from My Dear Melancholy, which created the most buzz about the relationship of The Weeknd with Selena. The track featured lyrics like, “I helped you out of a broken place” and “Guess I was just another pit stop ’til you made up your mind.” It was an apparent reference to Selena, who was getting back with Justin.
The Weeknd also hinted that he contemplated giving her one of his kidneys when she was in need of a life-saving transplant in the year 2017. He sang, “I almost cut a piece of myself for your life.” However, she eventually got a kidney from Francia Raisa, one of her friends.