Working in tandem with Somesuch directing duo Cliqua as CDs, animation director Jocelyn Charles creates a sinister, genre-bending music video for The Weeknd that pulls influences from horror, fantasy, and disaster films.
Sound Design/Mix: Raphaël Ajuelos
Production: Somesuch LA, Remembers Paris
Animation director: Jocelyn Charles
Creative director/concept: Cliqua
Writer: Abel Tesfaye, Cliqua, Jocelyn Charles
Producer: Roisín Audrey Moloney (Somesuch)
Producer: Felix de Givry, Ugo Bienvenu (Remembers)
EP: Alli Maxwell, Tim Nash (Somesuch)
EP: Josephine Mancini (Remembers)
Animator: Antoine Bonnet, Jocelyn Charles, Florian De Chelle, Julie Fournier, Rodrigo Goulao De Sousa, Armand Goxe, Emmanuel Lantam, Hugo Lemonnier, Alexis Maurice, Mila Monaghan, Vincent Pistien, Quentin Rigaux, Adam Sillard, May Taraud, Nicolas Verdier
Background artist: Fabio Besse
3D: Simon Cadilhac
Category: Animation, Character Animation, Featured, Music Video · Tags: Cliqua, Jocelyn Charles, Raphaël Ajuelos, Remembers, Republic Records, Somesuch LA, The Weeknd, UMG Recordings
The video, animated by the Remembers studio in Paris and co-written by The Weeknd, appears to pick up where his “Out of Time” video leaves off and tracks the singer’s gory regression back to childhood as he races across a nightmarish city to his partner.