The Weeknd Won’t Be Deceived By “Secrets” In His New Video


The latest visual from Starboy

Ready or not, The Weeknd is coming. The Canadian singer-songwriter has graced us with another visual off of his magnificent album, Starboy, this time for his song "Secrets." And in the Pedro Martin-Calero-directed music video, The Weeknd is playing a game of cat-and-mouse with a woman full of, you guessed it, secrets. 

The surreal scene is set with the sounds of someone speaking French. Who is it? Unclear, but perhaps it's the video's leading lady, who is briefly seen running down a hallway before we get a quick cut to her limp body, seemingly floating in midair, soon surrounded by men, with one, in particular, singling her out. The video's narrative suggests something of a love triangle, with The Weeknd being the odd man out. (We find it hard to believe that someone would ever be unfaithful to Abel Tesfaye, but we'll play along for the sake of the story line.) 

Throughout the video, The Weeknd creeps on his lover from a distance, getting closer and closer to finding her and the other man together, like in some twisted game of hide-and-seek. But ultimately, the two remain elusive, and The Weeknd is left looking at a massive cross rising up into the air in front of him, perhaps signifying that paranoia doesn't get you anywhere in a relationship, and you've got to have some faith in the person you're with. 

Watch all the drama go down in the video, above.

Cara Delevingne, Ashley Benson, and Agyness Deyn also star

Elisabeth Moss is trying to keep it together as punk rock artist Becky Something in the trailer for forthcoming movie Her Smell. She's surrounded by iconic faces who make up her band Something She, Gayle Rankin as Ali van der Wolff and Agyness Deyn as Marielle Hell, as she grapples with the fact that her musical prowess just doesn't draw as big a crowd as it used to.

In addition to the wavering fame, Becky is "grappling with motherhood, exhausted bandmates, nervous record company executives, and a new generation of rising talent eager to usurp her stardom," according to a press release. "When Becky's chaos and excesses derail a recording session and national tour, she finds herself shunned, isolated and alone. Forced to get sober, temper her demons, and reckon with the past, she retreats from the spotlight and tries to recapture the creative inspiration that led her band to success." And what's clear from the trailer, Moss is absolutely meant for this role, transforming into the punk on the brink of collapse.

Rounding out the cast are Ashley Benson, Cara Delevingne, and Dan Stevens. Watch the official trailer, below. Her Smell hits theaters on April 12 in New York and 14 in L.A., with "national expansion to follow."




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In an acceptance speech at the BRIT Awards

As The 1975 accepted the BRIT Award for Best British group, outspoken frontman Matty Healy shared the words of journalist Laura Snapes as a way of calling out misogyny that remains ever-present in the music industry. Healy lifted a powerful quote from Snapes' coverage of allegations against Ryan Adams for The Guardian: "Male misogynist acts are examined for nuance and defended as traits of 'difficult' artists, [while] women and those who call them out are treated as hysterics who don't understand art."

Snapes reacted almost immediately on Twitter, saying she was "gobsmacked, and honoured that he'd use his platform to make this statement." Snapes had originally written the line for an interview she published with Sun Kil Moon singer Mark Kozelek back in 2015, in response to Kozelek publicly calling her a "bitch" who "totally wants to have my babies" because she requested to speak in person rather than via e-mail, which she brought up in the more recent piece on Adams. Kozelek's vile response, and the misogyny that allowed it to play out without real consequences, it could be argued, could have easily played out in the same way in 2019, which makes her reiteration of the line, and Healy's quoting it on such a large platform, all the more important.

It should be noted that back in December, Healy caught a bit of heat himself on Twitter for an interview with The Fader in which he insinuated that misogyny was an issue exclusive to hip-hop, and that rock 'n' roll had freed itself of it. He clarified at length on Twitter and apologized, saying, "I kinda forget that I'm not very educated on feminism and misogyny and I cant just 'figure stuff out' in public and end up trivializing the complexities of such enormous, experienced issues."