French dance duo cameo in Eighties-inspired clip for second collaboration off ‘Starboy’
The Warren Fu-directed video has the blurry picture quality of an Eighties’ VHS tape. Abel Tesfaye dances around a desolate planet, waiting for the interval in the day where his girl, entombed in stone, morphs back into human form.
Following an eclipse, the woman is again turned into stone, but a heavy wind blows her over and she crumbles, with a black snake emerging from the rubble. When the Weeknd reaches for the snake, he too transforms into a statue, which gets covered by snow and erosion.
Daft Punk make a cameo at the end, as a pair of explorers who stumble upon the neon residue of the Weeknd’s existence.
The Weeknd and Daft Punk previously performed “I Feel It Coming” and “Starboy” during the 2017 Grammys, which marked the French dance duo’s first live appearance since their all-star medley at the 2014 Grammys.