The Weeknd brings ‘melancholy’ to our screens with his latest visual accompaniment to his new project. Following two vertical clips for Spotify and a mini doc, Abel Tesfaye unleashes the music video for “Call Out My Name” off his chart-topping EP My Dear Melancholy,.
The brooding visual, directed by Grant Singer, opens with the Canadian crooner walking through a deserted town (Taft, CA) over blue hues and lighting. As his emotions peak, the video dazzles with haunting special effects. Bats fly out of Abel’s mouth, birds freeze in flight, fire burns through a mystical forest, and mysterious alien-like creatures pop up throughout.
All the while, The Weeknd’s vocals add depth to the stunning clip. “We found each other I helped you out of a broken place,” he sings over Frank Dukes’ production. “You gave me comfort But falling for you was my mistake.”
The Weeknd will bring his new music to the desert when he headlines Coachella on Friday (April 13). Check out the video above.