Releasing a short film with an album has become more common in the music world, and The Weeknd now follows suit with M A N I A — a 12-minute escapade into the life of Abel’s new Starboy character.
The Weeknd’s third album Starboy is arriving Friday. There’s 18 songs on the project, and he’s shared four of them thus far: “Starboy” and “I Feel It Coming” — both with Daft Punk — “False Alarm” and “Party Monster.”
The film’s soundtrack is the album, naturally, and we get a preview of some of the new songs including “All I Know” with Future, “Sidewalks” with Kendrick Lamar (though you can’t hear his verse yet) and “Stargirl Interlude” featuring Lana Del Rey.
The film was directed by Grant Singer, and you can watch it below. Pre-order Starboy on iTunes.