Il y a quelques mois, on a découvert le super clip vidéo de The Weeknd avec son super-wildcat Murphy et sa supercar McLaren, tout trois personnages du titre Starboy. Là, tout récemment, l’artiste a publié M A N I A. Pour officialiser la sortie de son nouvel album Starboy, The Weeknd a présenté un mini film de 12 minutes.
The Weeknd M A N I A ?
Réalisé par Grant Singer, à qui l’on doit de nombreuses autres vidéos de l’artiste, le projet nous révèle le nouvel univers du chanteur.
“Mania” is a visual piece/film created by The Weeknd along with his new album, Starboy, released via YouTube on the 23rd of November. The film was directed by Grant Singer, who has directed many of The Weeknd’s music videos.
Abel teased the visuals on his Instagram profile on the 22nd of November, 2016. The teaser features Abel’s previously released songs, “Party Monster” and “I Feel It Coming”, as well as previews of “All I Know”, “Sidewalks”, “Secrets” and “Die For You”.
The Weeknd – M A N I A – video
Directed by Grant Singer – Produced by Saul Germaine & Nina Soriano – For Anonymous Content
Music video by The Weeknd performing M A N I A. – 2016 – The Weeknd XO, Inc., Manufactured and Marketed by Republic Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
La vidéo débute avec le morceau All I Know, en featuring avec Future, l’une des ses prestigieuses collaborations. The Weeknd is seen riding in his McLaren P1, singing along to the song. There is a slow motion clip of Murphy running. Abel continues singing along to « Sidewalks » in his expensive vehicle. Cut to a view of a mountain in the distance.
Sidewalks ft Kendrick Lamar, Secrets et Die For You viennent s’ajouter aux sons qu’on connaissait déjà : Party Monster et I Feel It Coming, révélés en même temps que la tracklist de son album il y a quelques jours seulement. The Weeknd qui a travaillé avec les Daft Punk ou avec Lana Del Rey (chanteuse égérie de Jaguar pour la bande-son du film DESIRE, en 2013)
The Weeknd – M A N I A – scenes
Scenes according genius.com/The-weeknd-m-a-n-i-a-annotated
The title, « MANIA », appears in bold, red capital letters.
1: ‘All I Know’ Scene
Murphy the panther is in the center of an arena-like area. A white light is flashing to the beat of the song. Murphy glares up as saliva dribbles from his mouth.
2: ‘Sidewalks’ Scene
Abel is seen riding in his McLaren P1, singing along to the song. There is a slow motion clip of Murphy running. Abel continues singing along to « Sidewalks » in his expensive vehicle. Cut to a view of a mountain in the distance.
3: ‘Secrets’ Scene
There is ambience in the background. Abel, wearing a blue baseball cap, gets out of his P1. He walks into the nightclub. « Secrets » begins to play and Abel sings along. Everybody in the club is dancing. There is a young woman dancing seductively in the middle and Abel has his eye on her.
4: ‘Die For You’ Scene
Under a fading blue light, Abel and the woman from the previous scene are becoming extremely close and dancing slowly and romantically with one another. A man is watching them from a distance with jealousy. The music fades and Abel is seen in the bathroom using water to make sure his hair looks perfect for his newly found woman of interest. The jealous man walks up to him from behind as he washes his face in the sink. He then lunges for Abel with his knife and blood spurts everywhere. The music stops and Murphy roars.
5: ‘Party Monster’ Scene
Abel is covered in blood. The man lays dead on the floor, still bleeding. The woman from earlier is stood above his body in an all-black outfit. She presumably saved Abel from being knifed. The scene cuts to the nightclub and Abel, who still has a trail of blood on the side of his face, is dancing with his woman and mouthing along the lyrics to the song as it plays in the background. Cut to flashing blue lights.
6: ‘I Feel It Coming’ Outro Scene & Credits
Abel is singing to the track. Him and his girl are seen stood where Murphy the panther was sat in the area from the first scene.
Source et images :
screen pictures via YouTube