Directed by Pedro Martin-Calero, the music video for “Secrets” opens with a French girl uttering a brief speech in French before being captured by four cape-wearing man who will take her, as she floats in the air, to a rhombus-shaped bed located the middle of a tall, hotel-looking building. The girl will have sex with a ghost on the bed - at least that’s what it looks like, or is that supposed to be a depiction of the “self-love” she usually gives herself in the intimacy? – and will eventually get out of there (not before being spied by The Weeknd from an elevator). She will look for a good-looking man who has been waiting for her and the two will start to embrace and seductively caress. Then a chasing will embark between the two up and down the tall building.
Outside, The Weeknd will brave a snowy and freezing day as he regards the building, which will be revealed to be a floating giant cross made of cement.
Did you think too this was an overly complicated plot for a music video? But oh well, Pedro Martin-Calero’s directing was tasteful, the music video was very elegant, futuristic, and very high budget I’m sure, The Weeknd reminded the world he can take a close-up shot really well, and although the replay value of the music video is in my humble opinion very minimal, I didn’t think the 3 minutes the music video lasts were a waste of time. It was worthy first and only watch.
PS: "Secrets" is everything! Brilliant next single choice.
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