The Weeknd gave an emotional performance at Coachella on Friday, visibly breaking down in tears during his headlining set.
The 28-year-old Canadian singer (né Abel Tesfaye) ended the popular musical festival‘s first day of fun with a tender and raw performance as he sang songs from his new six-song EP My Dear Melancholy.
Two of those tunes, “Call Out My Name” and “Privilege,” appeared to strike The Weeknd more than the others. While he belted them out, fans watching at home on the YouTube live stream noticed The Weeknd crying.
Turns out those songs are assumed by fans to be about The Weeknd’s relationship with ex Selena Gomez.