The Weeknd launched his stunning album, Starboy, late last year. Following music videos for the title track, “False Alarm,” “Party Monster,” “Reminder,” and “I Feel It Coming,” our latest video is for the album highlight, “Secrets.” The song is dreamy, ’80s styled pop perfection. The Weeknd borrowed the chorus’s titular line from The Romantics’ 1983 single, “Talking In Your Sleep”. He mixed that with the music of Tears For Fears’ “Pale Shelter,” from 1982.
The music video for “Secrets” shows The Weeknd lurking in the elevators and balconies of a large building, watching as a girl slumbers on an unconventional white mattress. Her dreams show another man trading places with The Weeknd. Pedro Martin-Calero directed the video. They filmed it at the University of Toronto and the Toronto Reference Library.
Fans will notice that the music video version of “Secrets” is over a minute shorter than the album version. The bridge and final chorus are both missing, and it’s a bit of a shock when the video ends too soon. Nonetheless, it’s great that “Secrets” gets a music video. With any luck, this will be the next single burning up radio charts. Watch “Secrets” below:
Starboy just came out on November 25th, via Republic Records. So far, it’s launched the singles “Starboy” and “I Feel It Coming,” as well as music videos for “False Alarm,” “Party Monster,” and “Reminder”. You’ll also want to see The Weeknd’s MANIA short film. You can buy the album on iTunes or stream it on Spotify now. You’ll get to hear the full 4:26 version of “Secrets” there.
More recently, The Weeknd appeared in the music video for Lana Del Rey’s new song, “Lust For Life,” which he co-wrote and sings on. It’s the title track for her upcoming album, out next month. This is the pair’s fourth collaboration so far, and the first to appear on Lana’s record.
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