The song's music video was released on April 12, 2018 and directed by filmmaker Grant Singer, who also shot the clips for The Weeknd's "The Hills
", "Can't Feel My Face
" and "Starboy
." The visual features a scene when the Toronto singer vomits flying bats.
"We pass a streetlamp that turns on perfectly on the opening beat," Grant Singer explained to Genius
. "When I first heard the song, I knew that drop happened about 45, 55 seconds into the song… It was this big moment. I don't even know how I thought of it but I just wanted this moment of bats flying out of his mouth."
The video also features The Weeknd belting out the track while walking through a fire-lit landscape. "It's a real burnt forest that I think was burned in the fires from a year or two ago and I was just stuck by how beautiful and terrifying it looked," Singer explained. "This felt very symbolic and perfectly aligned with what we were trying to do visually and atmospherically."