The Weeknd’s new video for “Twenty Eight” is one of the bonus songs from his major label debut release, Trilogy.
This NSFW visual is nothing but mere fantasy through the eyes of the Grammy Award-winning Abel Tesfaye. The House Of Balloons singer is shown giving an interview in this video (tip #1 that this is complete make-believe) while topless white women swing on poles and swim in tubs and pools while others look on.
The NABIL-directed clip (G.O.O.D. Music’s “Mercy,” Frank Ocean’s “Pyramids”) was shot in Eastern Europe and keeps the director’s constant theme of mysterious visual elements. The Weeknd struggles to stay focused during the feigned interview, while this provides the most clear look at the Canadian singer that we’ve ever had, unless you’ve seen him live.
Most of the crooner’s videos are usually dark, distorted, or have purposely grainy quality. However, this is the first video where you see a clear focus on the singer’s facial features, a departure from his usually mysterious visuals.
Check out the NSFW video for The Weeknd’s “Twenty Eight” down after the jump.