“I have been more inspired and creative during the pandemic than I might normally be on the road,” he said.
The singer also said that ‘After Hours’ was some of his best work in the last decade.
He added: “I feel like I spent the last 10 years creating a sound and most of my career I’ve either been running away from it or duplicating it. ‘After Hours’ was the perfect piece of art for me to show my tenure in the industry.”
That comes after many noted the absence of ‘After Hours’ – which arrived back in February – from this year’s Grammy nominations.
It was a distinctly different outcome than the recent American Music Awards, where Tesfaye walked away with three trophies, including Favourite Male Artist, Favourite Album and Favourite Song in the Soul/R&B categories.