The Weeknd Offers Morbid Horror With “In Your Eyes” Music Video

Last Friday, The Weeknd released his long-awaited new album, After Hours. It’s an impressive record, and has already launched the singles “Heartless” and “Blinding Lights” – each with a music video. That narrative continued in the After Hours short film earlier this month, which ended with a suggestion of unexpected violence. Today, that story reaches its climax with the music video for The Weeknd’s next single, “In Your Eyes.”

“In Your Eyes” is standout from The Weeknd’s new album. From its very first notes, it’s already an infectious banger with ’80s flair. Over energetic, deceptively upbeat music, The Weeknd sings of issues with a romantic partner. He pretends not to notice her lies and pains, just as he tries to hide his own mistakes and regrets. The song grows even better when a saxophone – played by Tomas Jannson – appears in the bridge and again after the last chorus. “In Your Eyes” really lifts up the album and is sure to be a hit.

The music video picks up where the After Hours short film left off. The Weeknd stands in an elevator, a couple enters, and he looks ominously at the man as the doors close. Here, the doors open and the woman, covered in blood, races out of the elevator. She’s scared and trembling, pursued by a knife-wielding Abel. In true 1980s fashion, she finds the nearest payphone to call for help, then ends up an After Hours dance club. Despite her appearance, no one pays her any mind. But when The Weeknd finds her there, she runs into the building’s corridors as the music deepens then disappears. After some silent suspense, she sees The Weeknd and screams… but we won’t tell you how it ends here! Just be ready for some Game Of Thrones styled shock!

Watch the music video for “In Your Eyes” below:

You can hear “In Your Eyes” on The Weeknd’s brand new album, After Hours, available now. Stream or buy the album from all the major music providers here.

In addition to the singles “Heartless” and “Blinding Lights,” The Weeknd also shared the title track as a promo single and performed the ballad “Scared To Live” on SNL.

The Weeknd In 2020

The Weeknd plans to embark on a huge After Hours tour this summer. He’ll kick off the North American leg with back-to-back dates in Vancouver, Canada on June 11th and 12th. He’ll cross and re-cross the US and Canada for three months before finishing on New York City on September 3rd.  Then he’ll go to Europe, starting with THREE dates in London beginning October 11th, and ending with two dates in Paris on November 12th and 13th. It’s an extensive tour and you won’t want to miss it. Find all dates and get tickets now while you still can!

Enjoy the music video for “In Your Eyes,” and get ready to hear the song all over radio soon. Be sure to hear the full After Hours album, and maybe read our review while you’re at it! Keep checking back here for all the latest music news on The Weeknd.

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