The Weeknd has been relatively slow on releasing new music over the past year, last releasing his Echoes of Silence mixtape in December 2011.
“Because I am a man of few words, I chose to make a viral video to show you how I felt and where I stand,” he wrote. “I usually don’t like to ‘spoon feed’ my audience because I grew up idolizing storytellers who tell stories using symbolism, so it was in my nature to do the same.”
He continues by explaining what the “Rolling Stone” clip represents, and ends on an uplifting note. “Thank you for your patience and loyalty, I will not disappoint,” he concluded.
The Weeknd is currently prepping the release of Trilogy, due November 13th. Read the letter below.