Watch The Weeknd's Short Film 'Mania'
Before dropping his Black Friday album Starboy, The Weeknd presents his short film Mania.
The 12-minute clip, directed by Grant Singer, appears to pick up where the video for “Starboy” left off, with the Canadian crooner driving up a winding hill at sunrise.
Snippets from “All I Know” featuring Future, the Kendrick Lamar-assisted “Sidewalks,” and the solo cut “Secrets” all appear in the clip, in which Abel opens up about his upbringing.
“I ran out of tears when I was 18,” he sings. “So nobody made me but the mean streets / Too many people think they made me / Well, if they really made me, then replace me / Homeless to Forbes list / These ni**as bring no stress.”
Throughout the slick neon clip, Abel is seduced by a woman at a nightclub before things take a murderous and surprising turn.
Mania drops just in time for Thanksgiving and right ahead of Starboy, which is due Nov. 25.