The Weeknd Drops First Official Video

Posted November 28

The Weeknd has seen no shortage of fan-made videos released — one rather titillating vid was nominated for an O Music Award for Too Much Ass For TV. Now, it seems, the Abel Tesfaye-fronted outfit has gone legit with an official video for “The Knowing,” off of his debut mixtape, House of Balloons.

In true The Weeknd fashion, the vid was released in the most mysterious, unobtrusive way possible — via Drake’s blog on that day of gluttony, Thanksgiving. (Therefore, pardon our ignorance until today — we just emerged from a rather persistent food coma.)

The nearly TLDW video was directed by Mikael Colombu and depicts some kind of futuristic world in which Tesfaye does battle with a woman for his heart — literally. It’s kind of like Solaris meets some kind of Men In Black video game (is that a thing?) in terms of aesthetic.

Check it out and let us know — better than the unofficial videos?

By Brenna Ehrlich