What’s up Warriors and today I’m going to be discussing The Weeknd’s new video for “Until I Bleed Out” and what I think it means.
Bear in mind this is my view on the video and music I could be completely wrong but post your views in the comments below.
Let’s get into this.
So The Weeknd released his new music video about a week ago now and from looking at the comments on the video and around the web, people believe this could be the end of The Weekend’s music or just a break from it.
After watching the video I think The Weeknd isn’t calling it a day to music but maybe his character for this album is coming to an end, like every album we’ve had from Abel from Beauty behind the madness till present there has been a character representing the album.
So beauty behind the madness you see he sold his soul to the devil to become successful, then in Starboy you see the successor be killed and requested into the character that represents Starboy to then seeing this character in “After Hours”
I believe Star Boy is the character in After Hours and this is the result in Drink and Drug abuse that the character has evolved.
So far there are 4 videos for this new album which are all amazingly well done and show something to look for in each video.
Heartless see’s the character Fear and Loathing within the Vegas Strip and starts going on a bad trip within the video.
Blinding Lights is the aftermath of the bad trip the character is going through as well as with the lyrics behind the song a Breakup maybe?
In Your Eyes is currently my favourite track on the album and reminds me of “Secrets” from Starboy a lot but this song sees the character following a certain lady which in the end chops his head off, which I believe is his dream.
And now we are at Until I Bleed Out.
So with this Music video It shows quite a lot and I believe it references all of his previous albums for example the Balloons represent House of Balloons, the colours of these Balloons are a reference to the Thursday Album cover and along with that the colour of his suit would represent Echoes of Silence Album cover.
Next thing in the video is the girls within the video they all represent A part of the albums he’s done Glass Table Girls, Valarie, The Zone, Thursday and Kissland Girl. And this shows the trouble he’s had with stardom with every album in past to now and also shows the Sex, Drink and Drug life he has had with these girls as well as in-between the albums.
With this being said in the video it looks like he trying to get away from all of this and becomes successful turning up in a desert all by himself, is it a dream? Or did he actually escape?
What I think?
I think The Weeknd has given us a taste of new music and another story for us to follow and that he’s not afraid to reference his older music within his new music,
“Do I think it’s an end to The Weeknd?”
No I don’t but I think maybe another 1-2 Music Videos and this Character will be killed off like the others and a new Character will appear for the new album.
Like I said at the beginning this is what I saw when watching the music video and this couldn’t mean anything but let me know what you think in the comments below!