The Weeknd Burns Up the Stage in “Can’t Feel My Face” Video
The Weeknd's single "Can't Feel My Face" continues to grow and now gets an added boost with a visual aid. The single's feel has drawn comparisons to Michael Jackson's hits and Abel doesn't downplay the influence as he dances across a small club's stage in an MJ-esque fashion. In the end, The Weeknd gets the crowd rocking and eventually walks out looking like the Human Torch from Fantastic Four. Check out the video above.
The Weeknd was recently profiled by The New York Times Magazine's Jon Caramanica and spoke on being an influential star to kids just like MJ was an influence to him. "These kids, you know, they don't have a Michael Jackson," said Abel. "They don't have a Prince. They don't have a Whitney. Who else is there? Who can really do it at this point?"
The Weeknd's album, Beauty Behind the Madness, drops Aug. 28 and should have a different sound than we're used to hearing from the star singer. "I felt I had to change who I was," he told The Times. On his earlier work, the artist's producers "would always try to structure it, make it more into a song, and I was always a punk: 'I hate major chords. I hate structure. I want this song to be eight minutes long.' It would kill them. My head-space now is, I love choruses. A chorus is not easy."