The Weeknd ‘Inspired’ by the Pandemic and Black Lives Matter Movement for New Album
TORONTO, ONTARIO - SEPTEMBER 09: The Weeknd attends the "Uncut Gems"premiere during the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival at Princess of Wales Theatre on September 09, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

For many, the pandemic has been a difficult time.

The Weeknd said both the pandemic and Black Lives Matter have served as inspiration for his next album.

He said the pandemic, the Black Lives Matter movement and the tensions of the election have mostly created a sense of gratitude for what I have and closeness with the people near me.

Have the last nine months inspired you or motivated you in any particular way?