“MANIA” – The Weeknd [YouTube Short Film / Music Video]

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Directed by Grant Singer
Produced by Saul Germaine & Nina Soriano
For Anonymous Content

The Weeknd has shared a short film called MANIA that includes tracks from his upcoming album, Starboy. Watch it above, courtesy of the musician’s YouTube.

The 12 minute video features audio snippets of six songs from Starboy: “All I Know,” “Sidewalks,” “Secrets,” “Die For You,” “Party Monster,” and “I Feel It Coming.” A few of these songs have already been released as singles, while this is the first time many people will hear any of these songs.

Visually, MANIA has a good amount of eye candy and fits with The Weeknd’s carefully crafted persona as a bad boy living the lifestyle of a star. Things open with a black panther and then the singer driving an expensive car on his way to a fashionable dance club. SPOILER ALERT: Things take a twist as romance with model Anais Mali leads to a violent encounter with lots of blood.

MANIA isn’t as creative as the shoot-em-up music video for “False Alarm” but it’s still a worthwhile piece of art that should help raise the anticipation for the full album, which is due out this Friday (November 25, 2016).

Pick up Starboy on Amazon. Other singles he has shared in advance of the LP release are “I Feel It Coming,” “Party Monster,” and “False Alarm.”

For more about The Weeknd, check out his Zumic artist page.

Source: TheWeekndVEVO YouTube

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    None but our self can free our mind
    Have no fear for atomic energy
    ‘Cause none of them can stop the time
    How long shall dey kill our prophets
    While we stand aside and look?
    Some say it’s just a part of it
    We’ve got to fulfill de book

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