The Weeknd just dropped the sprawling, sexy, and hugely ambitious video for his new single “In The Night” starring his real life girlfriend, model Bella Hadid. Directed by the New York-based duo BRTHR, the cinematic clip pits the singer against some dangerous dudes who have eyes for his girl. But instead of following the cliché boy-saves-girl narrative that so many music videos fall victim to, The Weeknd flips the script during a chaotic, kaleidoscopic climax in which Bella Hadid comes to his rescue instead. The Weeknd has made no secret of his desire to be this generation’s Michael Jackson, and this boundary-pushing video is further proof that he’s on the right track. Watch above.
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March 16, 2017