The Weeknd - Snowchild (Animated Video)

Official music video for The Weeknd "Snowchild" - available everywhere now: http://theweeknd.co/AH-dlxVD

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Director: Arthell Isom
Producers: Arthell Isom, Kevin Kloecker
Production Company: D’ART Shtajio @dartshtajio
Technical Director: Henry Thurlow
Animation Director: Ryoko Oka
Character Designer: Rejean Dubois
Video Commissioner: Kate Miller
Special Thanks: David d'Heilly, Kevin Marciano

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Lyrics:

I used to pray when I was sixteen
If I didn’t make it then I’d probably make my wrist bleed
Not to mislead turn my nightmares into big dreams
Whole squad mobbin even though we only six deep
I was singing notes while my niggas played with six keys
Walking in the snow before I ever made my wrist freeze
I was blowing smoke had me dizzy like Gillespie
Niggas had no homes we were living in the dead streets
You couldn’t find me like I’m Hoffa
Cover girls jumping out the page like they pop ups
Spending all my money on these niggas that I brought up
Taking care of families for my brothers when they are locked up
And I had nothing to believe in
Double cup leanin
Couldn’t even breathe and
For that money I was fiending
Cali was the mission but now a nigga leaving
Leaving, leaving into the night
Now a nigga leaving, leaving
leaving into the night oh
She like my futuristic sounds in the new spaceship
Futuristic sex give her Phillip K dick
She never need a man, she what a man need
So I could keep on falling for her daily
We was at Coachella going brazy
Stack a couple M’s like I was shady
Now I’m in Tribeca like I’m Jay-Z
Rockin Sorayama like he pay me
I just signed a new deal with Mercedes
Got me movin dirty like I’m Swayze
All my diamonds dancing like they Swayze
All my diamonds hitting like they Swae Lee
Jet so big got a business and a coach
I was always on the road rockin Louis a la mode nigga
And for that money I was fiending
Cali was the mission but now a nigga leaving
Leaving, leaving into the night
Now a nigga leaving, leaving
leaving into the night oh
20 mill mansion never lived in
Zero edge pool never dipped in it
Superstar neighbor in my business
Paparazzi tryna catch me sleepin and
Going on tour is my vacation
Every month another accusation
Only thing I’m phobic of is failing
I was never blessed with any patience
So a nigga leaving, leaving into the night
Now a nigga leaving, leaving
leaving into the night oh

#TheWeeknd #Snowchild #AfterHours

100+ comentarios:

Destiny
Destiny:
The symbolism in this video is wild. Hollywood is for sure the devils land.
Christopher
Christopher:
Just found out this Anime was made by a black owned and founded anime studio in Japan. Pretty cool

Edit: A lot of people are wondering why it matters that the studio that made this music video is founded by a black man. I just thought it was cool that in a country that is 98% Japanese and very famous across the world for animation that someone who wasn't Japanese was able to achieve this. So I commented, didn't expect or ask to get this many likes. Lol at people being mad about this observation.
Joebama
Joebama:
If Abel doesn’t win artist of the year I’m done with pop music
987k views
987k views:
One Random person who likes this will be rich in 2 years.
Rudrakshi Saikia
Rudrakshi Saikia:
0:04 Abel is lying, thinking about his past
0:10 visits his past, the old homeless days in dead streets
0:18 House of Balloons
0:30 he's part of a small gang
0:37 he started doing drugs (the train is named 'Snowchild')
0:44 everything becomes colorful, showing that he is becoming a mainstream artist (he completes' kiss land')
0:50 many girls invite him to have sex with them
1:07 the girl seduces Abel, and takes him down to Hell
1:17 Hell is none other than Hollywood itself. The headless people represent stars who lost their minds for fame and money
1:24 His deal with You Know Who
1:33 He starts working in Hollywood, where there are big mansions and pretty girls
1:44 The pineapple hairs show that he completes 'Beauty behind the madness'
2:00 He regrets selling his soul, and decides to become the fearless Starboy
2:12 his love life. The two Panthers represent his exes (you know them).
2:22 he wants to quit his love life, but the back wall represents there is no way out
2:32 he breaks up with them. He thought this would give him peace but it gave him heartbreaks
2:44 he is taken away by the bats (Call out my name)
2:58 he is alone, cold and heartbroken
3:09 he takes the Joker avatar (After Hours)
3:30 everything around him seems dark. He is ruined by drugs, love and pain
3:38 he sees fake images of lights and approaches toward it, hoping he would be happy and peaceful again
4:02 atlast, he is the one who he always wanted to be
DaFuq!?Boom!
DaFuq!?Boom!:
So this is literally evolution of The Weeknd albums in the clip.
▪️ He was living broke in his town.
▪️Then, he released mixtapes *Trilogy* , on 0:35 u can see balloons which is *House of Balloons* apparently.
▪️Then, he went popular and ended up in *Kiss Land* on 0:46.
▪️Then, he went to his mansion in *The hills* on 1:23, and that's *BBTM* (though I'm unsure what these headless suits and the white creepy guy meant).
▪️In the mansion, on 2:02, he fought pantheras with cross swords like the one he had in *Starboy* .
▪️Then, he turned into bats on 2:42 like those in *Call Out My Name* which is *My Dear Melancholy* .
▪️And finally, on 3:07, it brought him in the desert, the same he was in the end of *Until I Bleed Out* clip, which is *After Hours* of all he went through. Duh.
Camm Leal
Camm Leal:
The weekend doesn't need a Grammy,
Grammy needs him ❤️
Danny Hustle
Danny Hustle:
Mate I want to cry. Grammy doesn't give my man abel any nomination at all. This is the biggest robbed this year. I can't believe yummy justin bieber get nominated but not blinding lights. I hear blinding lights every fcking day I can't believe it
DSEBZ
DSEBZ:
This song is the reason he dint win a Grammy👁

Look at the hints he’s giving out
ŁUBA LB
ŁUBA LB:
El the weeknd es un cra loco.
Que paso, pensaste que no ibas a encontrar comentarios en Español loquita, tas equivocado sapesapee
Shinigami Arts
Shinigami Arts:
we want an ANime series on you please
Isabel Bauman
Isabel Bauman:
"What's your favorite anime?"

me: "it's complicated"
John RIVERA
John RIVERA:
I honestly feel like he wants to leave the industry but can’t that is why he finds himself smoking a cigarette at the end still in Las Vegas cause there is no leaving even though he wants to
Alan XO
Alan XO:
The morning: Cali is the mission
Snowchild: Cali was the mission
MissViolet13
MissViolet13:
0:58 Selena?
Harish Siripuram
Harish Siripuram:
"She never need a man, she what a man need"

- Abel Tesfaye
musiclova2112
musiclova2112:
This song and “Clover Cage - Lost Then Found” are the only two things keeping me sane through these tough times. I just want to send love to everyone and I want everyone to know things will get better...We are in this together...I love you...
DRMegaone
DRMegaone:
His albums local themes Toronto, Montreal, Tokyo, Hollywood, Vegas. Dig.
Rakeem Koroma
Rakeem Koroma:
Everyone’s exposing and going against Hollywood this year, we’re waking up
Batala's ASMR
Batala's ASMR:
wow. the nostalgia. the storytelling. amazing😭😭😭😭 if you don’t stan the weeknd then what are you REALLY doing🔥
claudia martinez
claudia martinez:
Minute 0:58 😱😱 its Selena ❤️❤️, without a doubt its her, the picture for Rare Beauty is the same
Bongo Cat
Bongo Cat:
It’s sad that everybody is talking about selena and Bella references
But don’t understand the depth of the song about Abel telling his story
MediaSock
MediaSock:
If The Weeknd doesn’t win artist of the year I'm leaving.
Nazareth Caretti
Nazareth Caretti:
Selena: “You don't understand, i don't need a man”. Abel: “She never need a man, she what a man need”. Coincidence? 🤔🤔🤔
Aadrika Rathi
Aadrika Rathi:
Who else thinks After Hours is the best thing that happened during Corona time
Eric
Eric:
The Morning: "Cali is the mission"
Telll your friends: "Cali was the mission"
Snowchild: "Cali was the mission but a n**** leaving"

💯
Malek Meziani
Malek Meziani:
My Abelena heart is beating so fast 😭❤❤ It's selena gomez at 0:58 😍❤
CyberNation
CyberNation:
He's trying to get out but he's stuck in a loop, the fame, drugs, and women are his downfall. Every time he tries to leave he ends right back up in la/Hollywood. Hes trying to fight his way out with the help God/Jesus, that's why he was using the crosses as a sword. I get it, he needs help and he wants out...
RJ london
RJ london:
I wonder when he says hes leaving, hes saying hes leaving the darkness that Hollywood is? Perhaps thats why Grammys snubbed him? 🤔
Garvit Joshi
Garvit Joshi:
Animator: How much nostalgia do you wanna give the audience?
Abel: Yes
Mily Bhandari
Mily Bhandari:
Weeknd - Happy Birthday Selena 🎉💐🎊🎊🎂🎁
Valeriano Tunaulu
Valeriano Tunaulu:
This looks like another episode of The Boondocks
lesli rivas
lesli rivas:
0:59 the picture in the upper left corner is Selena Gomez for rare beauty
Real Grown Folks
Real Grown Folks:
[Verse 1]
I used to pray when I was sixteen
If I didn't make it, then I'd probably make my wrist bleed
Not to mislead, turn my nightmares into big dreams
Whole squad mobbin' even though we only six deep
I was singing notes while my niggas played with six keys
Walking in the snow before I ever made my wrist freeze
I was blowing smoke, had me dizzy like Gillespie
Niggas had no homes, we were living in the dead streets
You couldn't find me like I'm Hoffa
Cover girls jumping out the page like they pop ups
Spending all my money on these niggas that I brought up
Taking care of families for my brothers when they locked up
And I had nothing to believe in
Double cup leanin'
Couldn't even breathe and
For that money I was fiending
Cali was the mission but now a nigga leaving

[Chorus]
Leaving, leaving into the night
Now a nigga leaving, leaving
Leaving into the night, oh

[Verse 2]
She like my futuristic sounds in the new spaceship
Futuristic sex, give her Philip K dick
She never need a man, she what a man need
So I keep on falling for her daily
We was at Coachella going brazy
Stack a couple M's like I was Shady
Now I'm in Tribeca like I'm Jay-Z
Rockin' Sorayama like he pay me
I just signed a new deal with Mercedes
Got me movin' dirty like I'm Swayze
All my diamonds dancing like they Swayze
All my diamonds hitting like they Swae Lee
Jet so big got a business and a coach
Always livin' on the road, rockin' Louis à la mode, nigga
And for that money, I been fiending
Cali was the mission, but now a nigga leaving

[Chorus]
Leaving, leaving into the night
Now a nigga leaving, leaving
Leaving into the night, oh

[Bridge]
Twenty mill' mansion, never lived in it
Zero edge pool, never dipped in it
Superstar neighbor in my business
Paparazzi tryna catch me slippin' and
Going on tour is my vacation
Every month another accusation
Only thing I'm phobic of is failing
I was never blessed with any patience

[Chorus]
So a nigga leaving, leaving, leaving into the night
Now a nigga leaving, leaving
Leaving into the night, oh
seb ASMR
seb ASMR:
You have become my favorite artist of the year with your past song, Blinding Lights. Keep reviving the 80s vibe!
Geselle Zuniga
Geselle Zuniga:
Wait why do i see Selena on 0:59 ? Is it really her or am i wrong ?
Guy Who's Always Present
Guy Who's Always Present:
StarBOY ☑
Snow CHILD ☑
EarthKID coming soon
Re Helena
Re Helena:
At 0:58 Selena in the upper left corner 😱😱😱😱😱😱😱
Lılîa Çh
Lılîa Çh:
0:58 We all see Selena Gomez’s pic 😂😍 !!!!
Afro Samurai
Afro Samurai:
When The Weeknd was goin down the elevator, the pointer on the clock was an upside down cross when he came out and it was hollywood. Implying Hollywood is basically like hell. You also see puppets chained down which most likely refers to celebs. Then u see satan( the same satan dude in his old videos) walk forward to the camera. Hollywood ain’t a good place to be. No amount of money is worth all that
Merissa Kelso
Merissa Kelso:
"she never need a man, she what a man need"
Octavia Prine
Octavia Prine:
"What's your favorite anime?"

me: "it's complicated"
Meryem Nj
Meryem Nj:
Omg this is about selena too !!!!!
Vice Sneakers
Vice Sneakers:
One Random person who likes this will be rich in 2 years.
Mac Hodgdon
Mac Hodgdon:
I’m just saying if Abel makes a full on season of an anime about his life I’m there
Nova Nox
Nova Nox:
What saddens me is that people don’t get the message he is trying to send.

Edit: I didn’t think I would get this many likes, keep encouraging The Weeknd because we are more than Abel to.
Ailien Manufuri
Ailien Manufuri:
0.58 selena's profile photo on IG Ahahahahhaha
JC Arenas
JC Arenas:
I remember listening to this song driving in the middle of the night from Dallas to Houston to meet the love of my life and while smoking a blunt was a f*cking vibe
Marisela lopez
Marisela lopez:
Wtf no way😱! SELENA GOMEZ Instagram profile picture is at the top left corner!!! @ 0:58 🤯🤯🤯
Bandstand
Bandstand:
Wow
Cam Springz
Cam Springz:
This was made by the 1st black owned anime company in Japan 💪
Andres Ricardo Lopez Tovar
Andres Ricardo Lopez Tovar:
0:20 This little sequence right here is the exact same vibe I got when I heard this song for the first time ... winter time in Toronto.
Criistopher Perez
Criistopher Perez:
0:58 SELENA GOMEZ
Anna foxx ICE CREAM
Anna foxx ICE CREAM:
The weekend you lover Selena Gomez m 😂😂
Thomas Williams
Thomas Williams:
Imagine a whole anime show about Abel's career with a season representing each album and it looks like this. And he has the powers from the Starboy Marvel comics. That would slap so hard on Netflix.
Luna Dixon
Luna Dixon:
You all are missing that the biggest part of the symbolism is that he's destroying the devil's work with crucifixes!!!
annalee lobo
annalee lobo:
He talks about leaving into the night... But like the Eagles sang in hotel California... ."you can check out any time you like but you can't ever leave"
Geraldo Mora
Geraldo Mora:
There is nothing God cant undo!! The wage of sin is death!!!! But if you believe in Jesus you will have eternal life !! Satan/Lucifer has fool talented people into thinking fame is all...then he MAKES you ruin your life. HE DOES NOT OWN YOUR SOUL!!!!! IT BELONGS IT GOD ELOHIM. Abel we hear you!!!!!! Dont let the industry fool you!!! you can break out and even if the kill you...believe in Jesus and he will be saved. Jesus is coming soon guys!! Be ready!! this corrupt sad world under Satan/Lucifer's Dominion will be over soon! Read The Bible
Sauce
Sauce:
Listening to The Weeknd after Bayern just humiliated my team Barcelona.
Jéssica Gonçalves
Jéssica Gonçalves:
just imagine how many people are listening to this song with you right now
Francis
Francis:
Abelena should go back together
The Unknown
The Unknown:
The Weekend really poured his heart out on this song and you can easily tell because throughout the song you can feel the emotion this is why Music is so damn great because you can feel it and relate to an artist in such a real way this is everything that Beethoven would’ve wanted for the future I took music appreciation in College and trust me I know the OG’s who rebelled against music with conventions and rules wanted emotions poured out onto their music and society hated them for not playing by the rules and forever and ever because of these men music would never be the same ever ever again
T PP
T PP:
0:58 look at the top left corner, someone's profile picture appears there
Sereenxo
Sereenxo:
He doesn't need an award to be the best artist, he has already been the best artist for a while 🤩
Frank MasterChief
Frank MasterChief:
The power of God and anime on his side.
Hunner Blanton
Hunner Blanton:
2:35 (i have the power of God and anime on my side )
Mary Sinclair
Mary Sinclair:
Lemme find ouuut Abelena baaack !!👀❤️
3813marcus
3813marcus:
I like how the elevator took him to “The Hills” but how he connected that to his personal hell
Terrell King
Terrell King:
Abel trying to escape Hollywood’s dark forces. 2020 year of the rat.
Local Bisaster
Local Bisaster:
I hope his back isn't too sore from carrying the whole music industry
Kid Makk
Kid Makk:
Deadass would watch this if it was a series
ncorine01
ncorine01:
🎶🎤she never need a man, she's what a man needz💥
Dokia7
Dokia7:
1:14 peak The Weeknd right there. After that was the fall for me. But the rise for everyone else.
CJ
CJ:
So in the music video timeline this comes after Until I Bleed out?
TW
TW:
I’d honestly watch a “The Weekend” anime show ngl
Terin Solomon
Terin Solomon:
I use to pray when i was 16 if i didnt make it then I'd probably make my wrist bleed.. thats a bar
S C
S C:
I really hope he gonna be okay, and gets to live a happy and healthy life without hollywood killing him first
Demonix Realms
Demonix Realms:
Anime needs to go back to this graphic art 90s style rather than that shonen stuff
Ittehad Rakin
Ittehad Rakin:
My friends: Do u know Jone Legend?;)
Me: No I know only The Weekend is legend❤👀
:
Nupur Roy
Nupur Roy:
This man has the best hairstyle transitions in the entire universe.
Noemi Rendon
Noemi Rendon:
Omg!!😱😱😱 I see Selena profile pic at 0:58 at the corner left wooww what is this.😍❤
Alejandra Hernandez
Alejandra Hernandez:
He was flying around like itachi 😭😭
Basit Waps
Basit Waps:
This video has some deep meanings.......
rhea waterfall
rhea waterfall:
Can someone please check on Abel to see if he's ok? His music is kind of sad and depressing.
PRO GAMER
PRO GAMER:
This guy never fails to impress me with his music's. Litteraly one of the best artists I have ever seen.
Jaiovanni Sanchez
Jaiovanni Sanchez:
Thai is so cool but I don’t get about why he look evil at the end this should be a Netflix show
Rick Girthquake
Rick Girthquake:
wicked track. Compare the lyrics to this to some other stuff out nowdays.
Blurr
Blurr:
Thanks again, I was in a lot of stress last night and 'Snowchild' really helped me get over it.🙏
Bruno Alves
Bruno Alves:
Like this video
Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio:
This guy just doesn’t know how to make bad music.
Not A Troll
Not A Troll:
Notice how Selena attacked Abel first, then Bella follows.
Jeremiah Wong
Jeremiah Wong:
This video just made me realise that where ever you go to seek happiness you won't find it,it should always come from within you.

XOTWOD since 2012 still coming out strong . 😁
TheSpiderGuy
TheSpiderGuy:
Me: I don't think it's right to say the n-word for no reason.

This song: Are you sure about that?
Tarik Ahmed
Tarik Ahmed:
IF HE NOT GONNA WIN THE GRAMMY THEN I AM GONNA MAKE AND GIVE HIM
Anthony C.
Anthony C.:
What's your favorite anime series?
Weeknd's fans : Snowchild

Edit: Thaks for 1k likes
Dogthegod 2003
Dogthegod 2003:
When he said “Stacking Ems like I’m Shady”
I understood the reference
XRay mnt
XRay mnt:
His talent and mind gets me speechless.
He's too good for this industry.
Girish Ph.
Girish Ph.:
'I use to pray when i was 16' damn,i felt that bruh
Mr. Black
Mr. Black:
0:27 House of Balloons
0:40 King of the Fall
1:02 Kissland
1:13 Secrets
2:00 Becoming Starboy
2:47 My Dear Melancholy
3:12 to 4:12 After Hours
shuab ali
shuab ali:
If you guys don't know this is made by a Black Owned anime production company based in Japan. Dope asf.
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