Anton Tammi

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The Weeknd’s Music Video Evolution From ‘Trilogy’ To ‘Dawn FM’

Sports cars, blood, and a potentially unhealthy obsession with destroying himself.

From the start of his career, The Weeknd has held ambitious visions for his music videos, often inspired by the films he loves. Nearly a decade in, his video catalog has birthed its own quirks and reliable motifs, like sports cars, blood, and a potentially unhealthy obsession with destroying himself. Ahead, we trace The Weeknd’s music video evolution (and all its idiosyncrasies), from Trilogy to the upcoming Dawn FM.

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“Wicked Games” (2012)

One of the earliest videos from The Weeknd, this self-shot visual from Trilogy is simple yet immediately communicates his bread-and-butter themes of women and an unexplainable sense of melancholia. (YouTube)