It's been more than a year since The Weeknd first introduced the world to the bloodied, bandaged-face persona that would front his successful fourth album cycle for After Hours.
It all started on one hazy-yet-unforgettable night in Vegas, captured in the initial "Heartless" music video, where a sharply dressed Weeknd and Metro Boomin parade around Sin City and revel in its sights. The accompanying visual for "Blinding Lights" picked up where "Heartless" left off, only this time, the red suit jacket-, black leather glove-, and sunglasses-wearing superstar drunkenly swerved through the cold and empty city, blood dribbling down his face and gushing from his mouth after he's beaten up by bouncers at a club.
One (of many to come) face bandages first appeared during his "Blinding Lights" performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! And while XO fans saw the utter anguish on his face when he loses it in his "After Hours" mini-film, the "In Your Eyes" video finds The Weeknd losing something else: his head. Next, two women stumble upon his head in the even gorier "Too Late" video and reattach it onto another man's body. But after sporting full-face bandages while performing and accepting two awards at the 2020 American Music Awards, he saved the final reveal of his faux facial enhancements gone wrong for the "Save Your Tears" music video.