R&B singer wins over crowd while engulfed in flames in riveting new clip
The Weeknd wins on the vicious crowd which has a blazing performance of “Can’t Feel My Face” inside simple, but riveting, new video for your R&B singer’s summer hit, which arrived via Apple Music’s Connect.
The clip, directed by Grant Singer, opens over a closeup of The Weeknd — real name Abel Tesfaye — the biggest market of his face lit while he croons the song’s stirring opening bars. When the beat finally drops, Tesfaye springs into action and also the camera jumps time for reveal his impassioned performance is perfect for a crowd of disinterested, seated lounge lizards.
Save for the sole riveted female onlooker, the competition remains tepid and many patrons start hurling their drinks at Tesfaye, who nevertheless will not relent. When “Can’t Feel My Face” reaches its subdued bridge, one ornery man toys which has a lighter and chucks it at Tesfaye — the singer suddenly catches racing, sending the complete room into enflamed ecstasy.
While the Weeknd offers a fire performance of “Can’t Feel My Face” inside the new video, the singer was one-upped Monday night by Tom Cruise, who delivered a similarly rapturous rendition after a “Lip Sync Battle” on The Tonight Show. Even Tesfaye copped towards the actor’s prowess, tweeting, “that shit got me hype… lol I can’t lie.”
As of Tuesday, “Can’t Feel My Face,” was situated at Number Two around the Billboard Hot 100. It’s the latest in the string of hits, including Fifty Shades of Grey’s “Earned It” and “The Hills,” which have marked the Weeknd’s transition from indie favorite to rising pop star.
The Weeknd will release his second studio LP, The Beauty Behind the Madness on August 28th. He’s currently scheduled to learn Lollapalooza a few days ago in Chicago and can headline the Budweiser Made in America Festival over Labor Day weekend, September 5th, in Philadelphia.