Fans of Abel Tesfaye, known to the masses as The Weeknd, are probably still recovering from the surprise drop of his brilliant six-track mini-album, My Dear Melancholy. And now the R&B superstar has dropped another bolt from the blue: a behind-the-scenes clip set to album highlight “I was Never There.”
Described as a ‘docupoem,’ the video splices together fragments of the moody track with audio clips from The Weeknd, his producers and his collaborators, letting them play out over neon-soaked footage of the singer in the studio. It’s a moody, mysterious companion piece to one of the year’s hottest releases—and it continues to prove just how exciting a musician The Weeknd is.
Go behind the scenes here: