The Weeknd combines modern club sounds like hyperdub / dubstep / darkcore with 90’s R&B vocals to make sex music for 3AM on a Friday night. It’s dark, drug-fueled, and damn sexy. Their video for “What You Need” will give you a really good idea of what I’m talking about.
In what seems like a trend towards my posting fan videos that are even better than the official videos, I give you the NSFW Hasselhoff edit of “What You Need”. I have no idea where this footage comes from and I really can’t decide if this is from an arty softcore porn film or a perfume commercial. You be the judge.
The Weeknd : “What You Need” (NSFW Hasselhoff edit) from Gunnar Andersson on Vimeo.
Finally I’ve got another fan video of their song “High For This”, which very appropriately uses footage from my favorite movie to watch when I hate the world, Requiem for a Dream. Enjoy.
The Weeknd – High for This (Requiem for a Dream) from Miguel Bidarra on Vimeo.