- 22 Dec 21
The like-titled mixtape put The Weeknd on the map before his ascent to super stardom.
The Weeknd has dropped a brand new video to celebrate the 10th anniversary of 'Echoes of Silence'.
The video for the title track from his breakout mixtape features CGI rendering from Japanese artist Hajime Sorayama. It arrived yesterday (December 21) to mark 10 years since the landmark record's initial release.
The slightly surreal and highly creative video features a giant robot ambling through a dystopian setting before bumping into a robot version of the Canadian singer. Both robots kindle a relationship in front of the beautiful graphics that make up the background.
The Weeknd gave some insight into the video with a post on Instagram where he wrote:
“The legend @hajimesorayamaofficial brought his robots to life for the first time using my song as the official score (full video out now) here’s a gift for the OG fans.” The pop star also teased some new material saying, “happy holidays to all of XO… the next time i see you… will be at dawn.”
The ‘Blinding Lights’ hitmaker shared a behind the scenes documentary on the making of the new video. Hajime Sorayama and his team show how they bring the cinematic visuals to life in the 10-minute video.
The Weeknd is also marking the anniversary of ‘Echoes of Silence’ with limited edition merch that will be available until December 23rd. He once again collaborated with Sorayama for this project which includes vinyls and clothing. The merch line is available here.
The Weeknd first shared Echoes of Silence on December 21st 2011. It was critically acclaimed and stamped the Canadian singer as one of the most exciting up-and-coming artists in the world.