The Weeknd’s “Belong To The World”

July 21, 2013


Intriguing. If any word could describe The Weeknd’s new music video, it would be such.

The music video falls along the lines of a short film, following an interesting story line and running for about 8 minutes in total. For some, watching the video for the first time could very well confuse you so you may find yourself replaying. In the first two minutes alone, a mechanized voice is speaking in Japanese while various scenes play throughout. Abel is seen walking along through Japan as a part of a military regime. For the duration of video, the singer is in a dazed state, thoughts clearly on this woman who has caught his attention. Towards the end of the video, things get a little…weird. Abel and the rest of the military regime enter a room where the same woman is on a stage performing an elaborate dance of some sort. Everyone seems to be awe-struck; their eyes focused completely on the woman.

“Belong To The World” was utterly a creative video, steering away from the norm. Abel’s music and vocals are undeniably talented, from “Wicked Games” to his feature in Drake’s “Crew Love.” Unfortunately, trouble has come knocking at Abel’s door pertaining to this song. Geoff Barrow, Portishead’s producer, is not entirely happy that the band’s song was sampled.

The singer’s upcoming debut album, “Kiss Land”, will be accompanied by a two-month tour starting in Vancouver and ending in Toronto!

Make sure to checking out the “Belong To The World” music video below and let us know what you think!

-Aisha R.


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