In this day and age, it's surprising that The Weeknd has never appeared on camera for an interview before recently sitting down with Zane Lowe for his very first. The Grammy winner Abel Tesfaye has been dominating the pop charts and been in the public eye ever since mysterieously bursting onto the music scene in 2011 with House Of Balloons, and set a new Spotify streaming record earlier this week. Regardless, the Toronto crooner popped his cherry with one of the most respected voices in music media today.

The pair delved deep into the Weeknd’s latest album Starboy, including its many collaborationsas, well as the creative process behind the project. The pair also delved deeply into personal topics such as humble beginnings, dealing with anxiety, and even his decision to chop off his iconic locks. The lengthy interview is filled with rare facts and bit of knowledge about one of the biggest names in pop culture today.

Watch the Weeknd’s very first on camera interview with Zane Lowe here.