The Weeknd Short Film “Mania” is finally here!
The singer-songwriter released teasers of the new video in Twitter, accompanied with promotional shots and clips from the video. Directed by Grant Singer, the 12-minute video incorporates The Weeknd’s tracks from his upcoming album “Starboy” with elements found in the artist’s previous music videos. One would be able to see the black panther in the opening sequence and the sports car that The Weeknd used in his “Starboy” music video. Some tracks that can be heard in Mania are “All I Know”, “Sidewalks”, and “Secrets”.
Mania–Violent and Full of Twists
Produced by Nina Soriano and Saul Germaine, the video’s plot was written by The Weeknd himself. The mini-slasher starts with the camera slowly zooming onto the panther. The scene then changes into The Weeknd in the sports car, driving through some cliffs before pulling up in front of a club.
He enters the club and buys a drink while watching a beautiful femme fatale, played by model Anais Mali, rule the dance floor. Before the pair could start a possible relationship, unexpected twists and turns happened. The two became covered in blood and things come to a close while “I Feel It Coming”, the final track in the album, plays in the background.
Starboy to hit the stores tomorrow
Meanwhile, The Weeknd’s album “Starboy” will hit the stores this Friday, November 25. The Canadian singer has collaborated with Daft Punk, who has co-produced four tracks from the album. In his interview with the Wall Street Journal, The Weeknd discussed working with Daft Punk on “Starboy”. “Their studio is like a spaceship, there’s lots of gear, but they way they make music, the way they explain it, is very cinematic,” he said.
He also added, “It’s like they’re reading a page out of a novel— ‘We want to make sure that at the end, it feels like the sun’s coming up, and maybe there’s a car chase.’ They can get technical, but it was interesting how they visualize making music.” The Weeknd also revealed that the album’s title track was a tribute to English singer David Bowie.
Will The Weeknd continue making more films in the future? It can be possible, but who knows, right?
Watch the full video of Mania here: