The Weeknd is dead. "Starboy" on the other hand, is very much alive.
Abel Tesfaye took the neon glow hyping his new single into the Grant Singer-directed visual ("The Hills," "Can't Feel My Face").
The clip opens up with a blaring Michael Jackson "Thriller" inspired synth showing The Weeknd sitting at a table with his hands tied behind his back. It's not long before The Weeknd 2.0 A.K.A. "Starboy" suffocates him then proceeds to destroy his house with a lightsaber cross before escaping in one of Weeknd's million dollar sports cars (Daft Punk makes a brief appearance as a painting on the wall). And if that's not transformative enough, the kitten that jumps in with him before fleeing transforms into a panther.
Watch things evolve in the "Starboy" video below: