STORY OF SONG
“After Hours” is the third single from Canadian musician The Weeknd’s (Abel Tesfaye) upvoming fourth studio album of the same name. Written by The Weeknd, with musicians Belly, Illangelo and DeHeala, with Mario Winans. “After Hours” was also produced by The Weeknd, DaHeala, Illangelo and Winans.
“After Hours” is a 6-minute-and-two-second long track about The Weeknd’s regrets about a past relationship and how he acted in it, using the song as a form of an apology letter. The song is said to be about previous on-and-off again relationship with model Bella Hadid. In the first half of the song, The Weeknd sings about missing his ex and him wanting them to reconcile, while in the second half of the song, Tesfaye describes how the relationship came to and end due to him, and that if his ex decided to return to him once again, he would treat them better and not disappoint them. “After Hours” has been met with positive reviews from critics and fans, many comparing the sound of the track with The Weeknd’s early music, particularly from his 2012 album, “Trilogy”.
There is currently no official music video for the song as of yet, but the audio video on The Weeknd’s official YouTube channel has 12 million views since its upload in late February 2020.
Release Date: 19th February 2020
Songwriter/s: Abel Tesfaye (The Weeknd), Ahmad Balshe (Belly), Carlo Montagnese (Illangelo), Jason Quenneville (DaHeala) & Mario Winans
Producer/s: The Weeknd, Illangelo, DaHeala & Mario Winans
Label/s: XO / Republic
Chart Rankings: Since its release, “After Hours” has performed extremely well on mainstream charts, reaching #11 in Australia, #33 in Austria, #43 and #28 on various Belgium charts; #14 in Canada, #9 in Denmark, #11 in Finland, #44 in France, #35 in Germany, #14 in Ireland, #68 in Italy, #27 in the Netherlands, #29 in New Zealand, #14 in Norway, #18 in Portugal, #87 in Scotland, #6 in Slovakia, #84 in Spain, #10 in Sweden, #16 in Switzerland, #20 in the UK, and #20, #10, #40 and #5 on various charts in the US.
The lyrics to “After Hours” can be viewed here: LINK