Clearly, we all aren’t ready for this new The Weeknd, or should we say Starboy. First, he sent shockwaves through the globe when he announced a new single and posted a picture of himself without his signature dreadlocks. Then he went ahead and dropped stunning visuals for his upcoming album’s title track, depicting the death of his old self and portraying himself as a newly born badass. With barely a pause for breath The Weeknd took to Saturday Night Live to perform the song live for the first time as well as premier the next single, ‘False Alarm’. This new jam has a tangible 80s pop feel to it and can in fact be called an update on Michael Jackson’s ‘Dirty Diana’ if you take the mood and the lyrics into consideration.
And the new video for False Alarm, released a few hours ago, has that dramatic outlook of MJ’s ‘Smooth Criminal’ only sh*t gets much realer here. There’s no suits or choreographed moves, only a bank heist gone south, seen from the perspective of one of the thieves. At the beginning of the video is a viewer discretion warning, and by the end of the 5-minute clip, you will agree that it was not a superfluous addition. We are taken right into the action from the opening scene where we find the robbers stuffing notes into duffel bags and cuffing a hostage before rushing out through the back door. Cops are waiting for them there and a shootout ensues which leaves two of the thugs dead. The scene has a video game/virtual reality feel; some are even referring to the clip as a play on Payday 3. We’ll leave you to follow the adventure to its surprise conclusion. Remember Starboy drops November 25 but is available for pre-order.
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