The Weeknd is not messing around when it comes to his new project, Starboy. A week after releasing the single and album release date, the R&B crooner is ready to release a video for the “Starboy” single.
On Tuesday (Sept. 27), the Weeknd went on his Instagram page and posted a noir-themed movie poster for the video. The only thing we know is that the clip is dropping on Wednesday (Sept. 28) and it’s being directed by Grant Singer. Oh, and it’s rated R (for mature audiences).
Singer has worked on several of the Weeknd’s visuals for Beauty and the Madness including the fiery “Can’t Feel My Face,” the gothic “Tell Your Friends” and the explosive “The Hills.”
From the poster’s imagery, it looks like the Weekend is going to take viewers into a dark world that will include panthers, fast cars, gangsters and a person’s head suffocating in a plastic bag. Yeesh!
The Weeknd’s new album Starboy is due out on Nov. 25 and the Daft Punk-assisted single “Starboy” can be streamed on Apple Music.
There’s not a lot of information about the album. However, in an interview with VMan, the Weeknd said he’s delivering a bold new sound on the project.
“There are new inspirations on this album,” he said. “The production feels aggressive but still sexy. I think it’ll be the best-sounding album I’ve ever done.”
“My purpose is to make exciting music, and I feel like I’ll be doing that for the rest of my life, so there’s no pressure,” he added. “Nothing is stopping me from doing what I love to do.”