When it comes to his music videos, The Weeknd has always had a penchant for the cinematic. Last year’s “The Hills” featured a flaming car explosion that wouldn’t have been out of place in a James Bond flick; meanwhile, September’s “Starboy” clip played out like a Hollywood ransom thriller. He’s taken his love for film a step further for his new “False Alarm” visual, teaming up with Ilya Naishuller, a Russian director known for his first-person perspective works, such as 2015’s Hardcore Henry.
Much like that movie, “False Alarm” is shot from just one person’s point of view, and oh my, what a bloody view it is. The video — which is prefaced with a graphic violence warning — features intense scenes of a bank robbery gone awry. Execution-style shots, nasty car crashes, and more fill up the nearly six-minute watch. Check it out above if you dare.
“False Alarm” is taken from The Weeknd’s upcoming album, Starboy, due out November 25th via XO/Republic Records.