See The Weeknd’s ‘After Hours’ Short Film

Last month, The Weeknd announced his upcoming album, After Hours, due out on March 20th. Following his singles “Heartless,” “Blinding Lights,” and, most recently, “After Hours,” today fans can see a new short film for the album. It doesn’t feature music – at least, not overtly – but scoring in the background may serve as themes in some of the album’s songs.

The After Hours short film starts where The Weeknd’s Jimmy Kimmel performance of “Blinding Lights” left off. He’s still smiling as he walks off the stage and through the set’s corridors, but eventually that smile fades away, replaced with a look of despair and pain. The Weeknd really transmits this tormented emotion well as he wanders out the back door, down the city streets, into the subway terminal, and back out into the night. There’s only subtle music in the background until he puts on his sunglasses and looks up nearly four minutes in. Then everything gets wild, legit music plays, and a new version of The Weeknd emerges, emotionless. The video ends with him in an elevator, observing the couple that just walked in. As the doors close, lights flash and the violent sounds terrorize your imagination.

Watch the After Hours short film below. Warning: Avoid watching if you’re prone to epileptic seizures.

“Heartless,” “Blinding Lights,” and “After Hours” will appear on The Weeknd’s upcoming album, out March 20th. You can pre-save the album on Spotify, Apple Music, and Deezer here; you can also pre-order it on The Weeknd’s official store here.

We currently only have a partial tracklisting for the album. We know where the three singles so far belong, but don’t know the remaining 11 songs. See the incomplete tracklisting for After Hours below:

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  7. Heartless
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  9. Blinding Lights
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  13. After Hours
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The Weeknd In Review

The Weeknd’s last album, Starboy, came out in fall 2016, hot on the heels of his 2015 record, Beauty Behind The Madness. It launched singles like “Starboy,” “False Alarm,” “I Feel It Coming,” and “Secrets.” In 2017, he also joined frequent collaborator Lana Del Rey on her single, “Lust For Life,” the title track from her fourth studio album.

Early in 2018, The Weeknd teamed up with Kendrick Lamar for the Black Panther single, “Pray For Me.” His last solo project was a 6-song EP, My Dear Melancholy, featuring the single “Call Out My Name.”

In 2019, The Weeknd featured on several more singles, including Nav’s “Price On My Head,” Gesaffelstein’s controversial “Lost In The Fire,” and the Game Of Thrones song “Power Is Power” with SZA and Travis Scott.

Enjoy the After Hours short film, and get ready to hear the full album when it drops on March 20th. We’re only a few weeks away! For now, catch up on all the latest about After Hours here. Keep checking back here for all the latest music news on The Weeknd.

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