At the top of last month, The Weeknd made his return and signaled the start of his possible forthcoming album roll out when he unleashed his “Take My Breath” single. Today (Sept 2), he gives his fans another unexpected treat as he unveils an alternate video for his “Can’t Feel My Face” mega-hit. This past week marks the 6th anniversary of the album Beauty Behind The Madness that the song originally appeared on. The new visual opens up with scenes of a love story as The Weeknd’s well-loved lyrics slowly begin to play:
And I know she’ll be the death of me, at least we’ll both be numb/ And she’ll always get the best of me, the worst is yet to come/ But at least we’ll both be beautiful and stay forever young
This I know, yeah, this I know/ She told me, “Don’t worry about it,” she told me, “Don’t worry no more”/ We both know we can’t go without it, she told me, “You’ll never be alone”, oh, oh, woo/ I can’t feel my face when I’m with you, but I love it, but I love it, oh
His latest body of work After Hours was released during the first quarter of last year, and originally saw 14 tracks with a slew of matching visuals, all of which depicted The Weeknd as a character inspired by films like Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Joker, and Casino. The project also produced a few special editions, adding on remixes and collaborations with the likes of Lil Uzi Vert, Doja Cat, Chromatics, and Oneohtrix Point Never. After Hours became one of the most commercial successful albums of 2020, landing The Weeknd at the top of the Billboard 200, UK’s Official Albums, and several other charts around the world — the project is certified double platinum in the U.S. alone.
Be sure to press play on The Weeknd’s brand new alternate version of the “Can’t Feel My Face” music video down below.