The Weeknd has revealed plans for a new project titled The Idol Vol. 1, which is slated to be a companion album to his upcoming HBO show.

The Canadian crooner announced the project on Instagram on Wednesday (April 12), while also giving fans their first “taste” of the new tunes.



Abel’s post contained a snippet of a cinematic track, which sounded as if he was directing an orchestra behind a drama scene.

“THE IDOL VOL. 1  coming soon (double fantasy & jealous guy just a taste),” he wrote in his caption.

The Weeknd recently previewed a cover of John Lennon’s “Jealous Guy,” as well as new songs with Future and Mike Dean.

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The Idol has yet to receive an official release date, but it will reportedly premiere in June, so it would make sense for the soundtrack to arrive this summer as well.

The raunchy and already controversial series finds the Toronto megastar playing the role of a self-help guru, club owner and leader of a modern-day cult, who starts dating a pop artist looking to regain her celebrity status (played by actress Lily-Rose Depp).

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Euphoria’s Sam Levinson also serves as The Idol‘s co-creator, while the rest of the cast includes Suzanna Son, Troye Sivan, Moses Sumney, Dan Levy, Eli Roth and more.

Meanwhile, The Weeknd appears to have another treat in store for fans after hinting at making a surprise appearance at Coachella this weekend.



The Dawn FM hitmaker tweeted out a desert emoji earlier this week followed by a cryptic post asking fans: “Where will you find me?”

He added more fuel to the fire by retweeting a tweet from a fan account claiming: “THE WEEKND WILL PERFORM AT COACHELLA THIS YEAR.”

While Abel headlined Coachella in 2022, this year’s edition will see performances from Frank Ocean, Pusha T, Bad Bunny, Rosalia, Burna Boy and more.