The Weeknd Unveils Fast-Paced New Video For ‘Blinding Lights’

The Weeknd is bruised, battered and bloodied in his fast-paced new video for “Blinding Lights”, the single he released back in November.

Directed by Somesuch & Co. – which has directed videos for such artists as Calvin Harris and Zayn Malik – the “Blinding Lights” video begins with a closeup of The Weekend cackling hysterically, his face cracking into a blood-drenched smile.

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The rest of the video takes viewers through the progression of events that led him to be in that state, a wild night in Las Vegas that includes high-speed automotive manoeuvres, plenty of dancing and an unfortunate encounter with a pair of nightclub bouncers that does not end well for our hero.

In one memorable scene, The Weeknd is driving a Mercedes Benz convertible through the streets of Vegas — a sleek bit of product placement, given that he originally teased the “Blinding Lights” video in a brief teaser for Mercedes’ new electric EQC back in November. Watch:

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