Abel Tesfaye, a.k.a. The Weeknd, emerged as the musical guest for the season premiere of Saturday Night Live, performing two new singles off his LP Starboy. Tesfaye seems to be recreating his image by showcasing his falsetto in genre-bending new tracks and a more commonplace hairstyle.
Tesfaye first hit the SNL stage with his title track, “Starboy,” featuring dance duo Daft Punk. A giant-sized cross beamed brightly behind the singer as the stage was covered in a thick fog during the performance.
The 26-year-old artist also performed his pulsating dance-punk song “False Alarm,” which further signifies his evolving sound. Fans will get to hear more of The Weeknd’s new music when he releases his Starboy album November 25.
Check out his live performances below.