The Weeknd just dropped the visuals for his latest single, “Secrets,” from his “Starboy” album.
Not only does the video look good. The song, if you haven’t heard it yet 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 (above) 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.