The Weeknd’s saga continues in the sequel to his “Heartless” music video in the crooner’s follow-up single, “Blinding Lights.” Following the aftermath of his Las Vegas escapades in a the “Heartless” video, the new Anton Tammi-directed visual for “Blinding Lights,” finds The Weeknd taking a joyride through the city before meeting his maker.
“Heartless” peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard charts while “Blinding Lights” peaked at No. 11, with nearly double the streams from its predecessor on Spotify.
The Canadian R&B heymaker’s new project suggests vastly contrasting images of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde proportions. Another peek into the upcoming LP was offered by the reuniting Neptunes, noting in a recent interview with with Clash that the duo had linked with The Weeknd in the studio. The Weeknd also took his new visual for “Blinding Lights” to Jimmy Kimmel Live!—see the new music video and live performance below.
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The Weeknd has scored his fourth #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 as his new single “Heartless” moved up from #32 on last week’s list, which was only based on two days worth of streaming. His other single, “Blinding Lights,” which was released a few days after “Heartless,” debuted at … More »
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The Weeknd continues his content rollout with the release of his cinematic and psychedelic new music video for “Heartless.” The video was directed by Anton Tammi, and stars The Weeknd and his producer, Metro Boomin, closing down Vegas, on a tear of gambling, drinking, smoking, and stunting around an empty casino while tripping out. During the bridge, the protagonist licks a toad and seems to have a bad trip, sprinting through the streets of Sin City. Shot with a fish lens and saturated in bright lights, the video captures the track’s hazy feel, rounding out the pop crooner’s vision for the song.
The track is The Weeknd’s first offering since March 2018’s My Dear Melancholy EP, followed by another single “Blinding Lights,” which was previously teased in a Mercedes-Benz commercial. See the visual accompaniment to “Heartless” below.