The Weeknd (aka Abel Tesfaye) has finally released a music video for his current Starboy single, “I Feel It Coming.” It’s one of two songs on his new album that features Daft Punk, and its funky, cheery mood balances out the darker tones of other tracks. This new clip follows music videos for “Starboy,” “False Alarm,” “Party Monster,” and “Reminder,” not to mention his short film MANIA, which included six songs. “I Feel It Coming” has been heating up the radio charts, and it’s great to finally see the video.
The music video is on trend with the sudden obsession with galactic futures. Lana Del Rey took her new song, “Love,” to the Space Age of the 1960s. Even Katy Perry’s “Chained To The Rhythm” had a retro sci-fi vibe. The Weeknd, though, visualizes a very ’80s futurism in the otherworldly “I Feel It Coming.”
Throughout the video, The Weeknd roams and grooves on a desolate, rocky planet, with images of moons and partial eclipses interspersed. A statue transforms into a glowing woman, and she dances with The Weeknd briefly until a violent storm hits. But a full eclipse transforms her back into stone, and in a Medusa-like twist, The Weeknd also turns to stone as a black snake slithers away.
Just as the song ends and The Weeknd is left behind, crumbling and cold in the fresh snow, Daft Punk make their appearance. It signals the start of the first single, “Starboy” – perhaps as a prequel? Check out the “I Feel It Coming” 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 music videos for “False Alarm,” “Party Monster,” and “Reminder”. You’ll also want to see The Weeknd’s MANIA short film. You can buy the album on iTunes now.
The Weeknd is currently on tour. He’s finishing up some European dates now, with a handful of South American shows next. On April 25th, he’ll kick off a North American tour, with additional European dates scheduled for summer. Be sure to find dates and tickets before it’s too late.
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