The Weeknd shares music video for 'Tell Your Friends' and 'Real Life'
The Weeknd (aka Abel Tesfaye) releases his highly anticipated second studio album Beauty Behind the Madness Friday, and has now shared a combination video for two of the album’s tracks. The Grant Singer-directed four-and-a-half minute clip—which begins with the Kanye West-produced “Tell Your Friends” before segueing into the album’s opening song, “Real Life”—showcases Tesfaye in a desert scene at dusk, along with the same bizarro figure from July’s “Can’t Feel My Face” video.
The songs should sound familiar to anyone who tuned in Friday when Tesfaye released an 18-minute mix previewing each of the album’s cuts. They join the previous singles from Beauty Behind the Madness, “The Hills” and “Can’t Feel My Face.” In addition to West’s production contributions on “Tell Your Friends,” the album will include guest spots by Lana Del Rey and Ed Sheeran.
After a triumphant headlining set at the Billboard Hot 100 Festival this weekend, he’ll hit the road on “The Madness” tour in November. For now, check out the video for “Tell Your Friends” and “Real Life” below.