The Weeknd has announced his own short film, Mania, and shared a dark and atmospheric trailer for it.
The trailer’s credits reveal the film was directed by Grant Singer, who has worked with The Weeknd on many of his videos including ‘Starboy’, ‘Can’t Feel My Face’ and ‘The Hills’. Watch below.
MANIA ! a visual piece… COMING SOON pic.twitter.com/fQGrtjwVbm
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) November 21, 2016
The Weeknd has yet to reveal the film’s release date, but it will presumably coincide at least loosely with new album ‘Starboy’, which drops this Friday (November 25).
The Canadian artist has now shared four tracks from the album, including the title track and ‘I Feel It Coming’, both of which were co-produced by Daft Punk. ‘False Alarm’ and ‘Party Monster’ have also been shared ahead of the album’s release.
The Weeknd recently discussed working with Daft Punk in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. “Their studio is like a spaceship, there’s a lot of gear, but the way they make music, the way they explain it, is very cinematic,” he said.
“It’s like they’re reading a page out of a novel— ‘We want to make sure that at the end, it feels like the sun’s coming up, and maybe there’s a car chase.’ They can get technical, but it was interesting how they visualise making music.”
He has also revealed the album’s title is partly a nod to David Bowie.