Since September, R&B singer-songwriter The Weeknd, a.k.a. Abél Tesfaye, has been promoting his upcoming album “Starboy” with a series of singles and music videos. He released the title track, which features Daft Punk, on September 22 and then premiered the Grant Singer-directed music video the following week. He then released his next single “False Alarm” on September 29 and then dropped the music video, directed by “Hardcore Henry’s” Ilya Naishuller, two weeks later.
Now, he has a promotional short film entitled “Mania” starring Tesfaye and model Anais Mali, and directed once again by Grant Singer. It contains the songs “All I Know” (feat. Future), “Sidewalks” (feat. Kendrick Lamar), “Secrets”, “Die for You”, “Party Monster” and “I Feel It Coming” (feat. Daft Punk) all from the new album. Watch the video below.
Tesfaye first burst onto the music scene with his mixtape “House of Balloons,” which was critically acclaimed upon release and landed on several end-of-the-year lists, like Complex who named it the best album of the year. He followed it up with two other mixtapes — “Thursday” and “Echoes of Silence” — in the same year which were later compiled into the album “Trilogy.” Since then, he has released two studio albums, “Kiss Land” and “Beauty Behind the Madness,” both of which were critically and commercially successful.
The Weeknd’s new album “Starboy” will be released on November 25 courtesy of XO and Republic.