The Weeknd drops off his highly anticipated video, “Heartless.”
The wild visuals saw The Weeknd going on a gambling streak in Las Vegas with his best friend, played by Metro Boomin, as the two drink and smoke the whole night. The cut was shot at the Heartless Hotel, which is a fictional hotel created specifically to match the theme of the Anton Tammi-directed video. The music video saw the XO singer glad in a sunglasses, red blazer, and a designer dress shoe. Perhaps the most bizarre part of the video was when the singer licked a frog with his tongue. Perhaps the frog symbolized drugs as he started feeling some drug-like effects almost immediately.
The Weeknd is notorious for making sexually charged drug-filled music, and “Heartless” is no different. The track was produced by Metro Boomin and formed one of two new singles he has out now. The second single is “Blinding Lights.” The Canadian singer is plotting his way back onto the airwaves with a pending new album. The new project will be the followup to his 2018 EP, My Dear Melancholy.