As everyone knows, the song Starboy made The Weeknd recognized by many people around the world as a great singer. The song was very popular and topped the music charts in several countries. Recently, many people are curious about The Weeknd’s religious views. It’s no longer a secret that The Weeknd’s childhood life was very difficult. He was addicted to drugs and his life was torn apart.
Let’s go back to his religion, because just for your information, The Weeknd’s real name is Abel Tesfaye, according to reliable sources, it is a biblical name. His parents are considered devout Christians and his mother often attended the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. And it seems that he believes in Christian as his faith. There is not much information regarding his Christian faith, but he recently donated money to St. Mary Tewahedo Ethiopian Orthodox Church in Canada.
Some fans have noted possible religious undertones in The Weeknd’s lyrics
Many fans have noted spiritual themes in The Weeknd’s songs that seem to evoke a sense of existential wandering or the search for a higher power in the midst of loss, addiction, chaos and confusion. In particular, there is a constant interplay between the forces of light and dark in The Weeknd’s lyrics.
He credited Lowe that he often likes to structure his albums as a kind of quest, taking the listener on a journey from the depths of darkness and despair to slowing down and hope through the ending song.
Ethnicity and family origin
The Weeknd is of Ethiopian descent. His parents moved from Ethiopia in the 1980s to Canada, settling in a Toronto suburb called Scarborough. This is where The Weeknd was born and raised by his single mother and his grandmother.
The Weeknd’s father left the family when his son was very young. “I saw him vaguely when he was six, then again when he was 11 or 12, and he had a new family and kids,” The Weeknd once said of this moment in his life. “I don’t even know where he lived, I would see it as one night. I’m sure he’s a great guy. I never judged him. He wasn’t violent, he wasn’t an alcoholic, he wasn’t an asshole. He just wasn’t there.
“Faith” and Faith
In 2020, The Weeknd released the single “Faith”, with lyrics containing religious references, as well as themes of addiction and loss of faith. Many have mistakenly assumed that the song is actually about The Weeknd’s personal spiritual views.
You can check out The Weeknd’s video for “Faith” in the YouTube video below.