The Weeknd - "Pretty" video

If you thought the Weeknd’s new album Kiss Land was misogynist, you had no idea. Abel Tesfaye’s new video for “Pretty,” an intense ballad from the LP, is a deeply NSFW and disturbing piece of work. It’s impressive, to be sure, but there’s a decent chance it’ll make you hate the guy. In the clip, Tesfaye goes drifting through Tokyo, looking for a particular lady (who gets very, very naked in the video). Things take some unexpected turns, and it all gets very messy. Watch it below.

Kiss Land is out now on Republic.

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Comments (9)
  1. Tokyo? Clearly you’ve never been to Toronto.

  2. It’s TORONTO. NOT TOKYO.

  3. FINE, TORONTO, JEEZ. (And no, I’ve never been there. It looks nice.)

  4. Reminds me of Usher’s “Climax” video

  5. Ok Stereogum, I give up, I do not see a single ounce of appeal in the Weeknd, his voice is way too high-pitched and whiny for me, this song is obnoxious and he appears to be a conceited sexist atleast from this video, minus points for him.

  6. WHAT WAS THAT ENDING OH MY GOD WHY!?!?!?!

  7. yeah fuck you Abel, sample stealer.

  8. What is it that makes Abel a misogynist and Kanye a genius? Not sure I get it.

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