The Weeknd’s ‘False Alarm’ Video Is Crazy
The Weeknd dropped his new music video for “False Alarm”. Not to sound redundant, but it’s crazy.
The Weeknd is really pushing the envelope with his graphic and ambitious “False Alarm” music video, released Thursday on Vevo. The six-minute video starts with a parental advisory warning for its “explicit content” and “graphic violence,” and with good reason. The storyline follows a bank robbery gone wrong which quickly turns into an expletive-laced blood bath. Directed by Hardcore Henry helmer Ilya Naishuller, the video is shot almost entirely in a first-person perspective. The heist ends with a high-speed chase and horrific crash as the first-person robber helps save a young lady taken hostage. When the robber’s abdomen is pierced by a shard of glass following the crash, the hostage takes off with the stolen money as sirens approach the totaled getaway van, and the robber (who is revealed to be The Weeknd) takes his own life.
My take: I can’t tell if that’s the chick from The Witch or not. If the camera held still long enough maybe I could tell. It looks like her. Maybe they said it in the linked article I didn’t finish reading.
Anyway, here’s The Weeknd’s girlfriend Least Attractive Hadid at Cannes a while back.