Yes, you read that headline correctly, it’s the unexpected sweetheart Ed Sheeran who spilled some beans on The Weeknd’s upcoming album. To me, 2015 is The Weeknd’s year. Just like 2014 belonged to Pharrell, 2015 belongs to The Weeknd. He’s already got 2 hits this year and he’s going to be dropping his sophomore LP this calendar year as well.
Around the 3:40 mark of this interview on Beats 1 with Zane Lowe, Ed Sheeran gives a little story of how he met The Weeknd while in Toronto and they eventually recorded together. While telling that story, he’s quoted, “The Weeknd doesn’t want to write a song, The Weeknd doesn’t work with anyone. He’s got one feature on his album which is Kanye West.”