The Weeknd Broods In His Dreary “Call Out My Name” Video
The Weeknd has us seeing in shades of blue with his melancholic “Call Out My Name” video. The moody single emerged as a clear fan-favorite off the crooner’s recently released My Dear Melancholy, EP. On streams and digital sales alone it debuted within the top 5 of the Billboard Hot 100, and its new video will likely give it the push to soar even higher on the charts. The Frank Dukes-produced single is an emotional breakup anthem. “So call out my name. Call out my name when I kiss you so gently. I want you to stay. I want you to stay even though you don’t want to,” he laments on the downtempo chorus.
Released today (April 12), the Grant Singer-directed video plays off the track’s downtrodden vibes. Opening on a dark city street, The Weeknd delivers brooding looks underneath a street light. As things progress, he incorporates more dark imagery including a storm of bats, battling animals and flames. Through it all, he serves desolate looks that perfectly capture the song’s message. There is a sense of longing to the visual, and it is sure to become a hit with its memorable special effects and striking imagery. On Spotify alone, “Call Out My Name” has impressively racked up nearly 65 millions streams. If things continue the way they’re going, we may be listening to the new number one single in America. Give the video a spin up top!