The short film includes snippets of new tracks that feature Kendrick Lamar and Future.
After sharing a teaser earlier this week, The Weeknd has unveiled his new short film Mania.
The 12-minute film features snippets of two previously unheard songs from The Weeknd’s upcoming ‘Starboy’ album: ‘All I Know’, which features Future, and ‘Sidewalk’, which features Kendrick Lamar.
It also includes the already-released ‘Starboy’ cuts ‘Party Monster’, which features Lana Del Rey, and ‘I Feel It Coming’, a collaboration with Daft Punk.
The short 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.
M A N I A Featuring songs from the new album Starboy http://theweeknd.co/StarboyYD Connect with The Weeknd: http://www.facebook.com/theweeknd http://instagram.com/theweeknd https://soundcloud.com/theweeknd https://twitter.com/TheWeeknd https://www.theweeknd.com Directed by Grant Singer Produced by Saul Germaine & Nina Soriano For Anonymous Content Music video by The Weeknd performing M A N I A.
Meanwhile, The Weeknd’s eagerly-anticipated ‘Starboy’ album is due to drop this Friday (November 25).
The Canadian artist has shared full versions of 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.