“Starboy” is at it again.
The Weeknd just dropped the visuals for his latest single, “Secrets,” and the video does NOT disappoint.
The song, which quotes the iconic ’80s chorus of The Romantics’ “Talking In Your Sleep,” but with a slight sonic nod to Tears For Fears’ “Pale Shelter” — is complemented by clips with a distinctly Canadian flair. Set in the architectural masterpiece that is Toronto’s Reference Library and throughout the University of Toronto’s Scarborough campus, the video opens with French narration, and stars Black Atlass — aka Alex Fleming, an up-and-coming R&B singer-songwriter out of Montreal.
But the video is generating buzz for its stunning visuals — thanks to Spanish director Pedro Martin-Calero — and its haunting plotline, which suggests Abel is a ghost watching over a woman he desires.
The premiere comes just hours after The Weeknd closed out the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Tennessee last night.