Did The Weekend just tease the official blue version of 'After Hours'? Fans speculate what cryptic video means
The Weeknd has something curious up his sleeve with a mysterious new post on both Instagram and Twitter. The award-winning contemporary R&B singer took to social media during the late hours of November 12 to tease what looks like a snippet from a new music video. Without any caption for the post, The Weeknd's cryptic new clip, with its runtime of just 20 seconds, shows the Toronto singer standing in a darkened, small white room lit up by blue strobe lights and sporting what looks like 'The Matrix'-inspired gear. The clip also features eery ambient synth for its musical support. Check out the new teaser below.
November 12, 2020
The Weeknd's new teaser has left fans in a meltdown and freaking out over what it's all about. "WHAT IS HAPPENING," asks a fan while another writes, "don’t play with me." One fan thinks The Weeknd's 2020 song 'Scared To Live' may be getting its own official music video. "SCARED TO LIVE MV??," the fan asks.
WHAT IS HAPPENING pic.twitter.com/rbZk786Rha— mikal (@fcrgiveme) November 12, 2020
don’t play with me— jenny (@jvnnydao) November 12, 2020
SCARED TO LIVE MV??— imsophia/retirement era (@imsxophia) November 12, 2020
Another fan thinks similarly of the collaborative song with Ariana Grande, titled 'Off The Table', saying, "off the table mv omg." "Save your tears mv," suggested another fan of The Weeknd's track 'Save Your Tears'. "WHAT IF WE'RE GETTING THE OFFICIAL BLUE SIDE OF AFTER HOURS," wrote an excited fan in all caps, referring to the singer's 2020 smash album 'After Hours'.
off the table mv omg— ari☁️ (@ungodlysw) November 12, 2020
WHAT IF WE'RE GETTING THE OFFICIAL BLUE SIDE OF AFTER HOURS pic.twitter.com/gVRWLPE9UZ— 🗿 (@arixabeI) November 12, 2020
Back in March, just a few days after the album released, fans demanded the release of the “blue version” of 'After Hours' which is the description given for a seemingly deluxe version with new original songs and not just remixes. According to Rolling Stone, The Weeknd responded to such requests at the time, saying, “I’m sorry it doesn’t exist.” If the "blue version" didn't exist back then, The Weeknd has had several months to work on it if he plans to keep the hype going after his 2020 album. Although, the singer did release a deluxe version with the addition of remix tracks 'Nothing Compares', 'Missed You', and 'Final Lullaby'. Additionally, a remix EP titled 'After Hours (Remixes)' was released on April 3 and featured the deluxe edition's remixes and an additional remix.
Whatever the case may be, it looks like the globally famous R&B star isn't taking a break from music-making and continues to release and tease new material. Earlier this month, The Weeknd shared a photo with reggaeton star Maluma. What began as another ambiguous teaser turned into an official track release when their collaborative remix version for Maluma's 'Hawai' arrived on November 5.
The remix followed The Weeknd's previous single 'Over Now' which was a collaborative effort with Calvin Harris, released on August 28. Can you crack the mystery of The Weeknd's latest teaser? Share your thoughts in the comments below.