The Weeknd just released his third studio album, Starboy, in November. Just before it dropped, The Weeknd shared “Party Monster” and “I Feel It Coming” with his eager fans. Both songs also appeared in his short film, “MANIA.” Now, “Party Monster” gets its own official music video. It follows the full-length clips for “Starboy” and “False Alarm.”
“Party Monster” is a spooky song, with paranoid-sounding music backing hazy lyrics. The music video captures that mood perfectly. It opens like a retro horror film, complete with a Goosebumps-like title font. Clearly a fan of fancy red cars, The Weeknd drives up to a club for a good time out. But he seems to be seeing things, as the camera goes blurry, lights flash, and eyes begin to glow. The glowing cross that appeared in “Starboy” returns here, but this time The Weeknd seems less sure of himself.
Lana Del Rey sings on the song, although she doesn’t appear in the video. The untrained eye may think she’s there, though, as The Weeknd is surrounded by dark-haired lookalikes. BRTHR directed the clip.
Check out the “Party Monster” video below:
Starboy just came out on November 25th, via Republic Records. So far, it’s launched the singles “Starboy” and “I Feel It Coming,” as well as a “False Alarm” music video. You’ll also want to see his “MANIA” short film. You can buy the album on iTunes now. Keep checking back here for all the latest Weeknd music news.