The Weeknd has been generous to fans this year, between a new album, several singles and music videos, and numerous collaborations. Today, he returns his attention to his After Hours series with the sixth video so far. “Too Late” gets a darkly twisted visual – which, to be fair, is the only direction it could go after what happened in the “In Your Eyes” music video.
The second song on After Hours, “Too Late” is slow and moody, but also a bit lavish. Extra synths, shouts of “hey,” and a stronger beat fill out the track. The Weeknd shows off his signature falsetto vocals, with plenty of reverb to keep things hazy. He ominously observes, “It’s way too late to save our souls.” In the case of the new video, that line couldn’t be truer.
By the end of the “In Your Eyes” video, The Weeknd was headless and little more than a prop for others’ enjoyment. At the start of the “Too Late” video, his discarded head is nearly run over by a pair of image-obsessed women who have just had plastic surgery. Liking his facial features, they take The Weeknd’s head for some fun time in the pool, but soon decide they want a body to go with it. They find a chiseled stripper, and the video moves into gory slasher film territory, complete with Frankenstein-like reconstruction and further necromancy.
Watch the disturbing video for “Too Late” below:
“Too Late” appears on all versions of The Weeknd’s new album, After Hours. Stream or buy the album from all the major music providers here.
The Weeknd in 2020
The Weeknd’s last album, After Hours, is out now. It’s launched the singles “Heartless,” “Blinding Lights,” and “In Your Eyes,” plus videos for “Until I Bleed Out” and “Snowchild.” Early in May, The Weeknd also shared a music video for his “Blinding Lights” remix with Chromatics. Soon after, we got one for the remix of “In Your Eyes” featuring Doja Cat.
Over the summer, The Weeknd’s single with the late Juice WRLD, “Smile,” came out. More recently, we got “Over Now,” a song he did with Calvin Harris.
The Weeknd had a huge After Hours tour planned for this summer, but alas, COVID-19 struck and ruined the year for us all. The tour has been tentatively rescheduled for 2021.
Enjoy the new “Too Late” music video, and be sure to hear the full After Hours album. Keep checking back here for all the latest music news on The Weeknd.