The Weeknd offers behind-the-scenes look at ‘My Dear Melancholy’ in ‘He Was Never There’ mini doc

Featuring studio footage and audio clips

The Weeknd has shared a behind-the-scenes mini documentary, detailing the recording process behind his recent album ‘My Dear Melancholy’.

The R&B performer recently released a surprise new album called ‘My Dear Melancholy’. NME‘s Jordan Bassett described it as a “returns to his roots” and “sporadically thrilling”.

The six-track release features two collaborations with French DJ and Kanye West collaborator Gesaffelstein, as well as production credits for Daft Punk’s Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, Skrillex, Frank Dukes, Mike WiLL Made-It, Daheala, Cirkut and Marz.

Now, The Weeknd has shared a video called ‘He Was Never There’, which makes reference to a track on the album called ‘I Was Never There’.

The six-minute clip features footage from the recording sessions, plus audio clips from interviews with those involved, offering a deeper look at “the emotion in the world of The Weeknd”.

Watch beneath.

It has also been reported that The Weeknd is suing a man who is attempting to trademark the phrase ‘Starboy’, the name of a Weeknd album and single.

The R&B performer (real name Abel Tesfaye) released his third studio album ‘Starboy’ in 2016, which included a Daft Punk collaboration of the same name. ‘Starboy’, the song, reached number one in the US and number two in the UK.

According to TMZ, Tesfaye’s camp has filed a motion against Eymun Talasazan, who is seeking to trademark ‘Starboy’ for use on TV projects and comic books. Documents obtained by TMZ see Talasazan accused of capitalising on Tesfaye’s celebrity and success. Talasazan is also alleged to have trademarked the phrase “Runnin’ Through The 6” after they appeared in Drake’s ‘Know Yourself’ lyrics.