The Weeknd - Snowchild (Animated Video)

Official music video for The Weeknd "Snowchild" - available everywhere now:

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Director: Arthell Isom
Producers: Arthell Isom, Kevin Kloecker
Production Company: D’ART Shtajio @dartshtajio
Technical Director: Henry Thurlow
Animation Director: Ryoko Oka
Character Designer: Rejean Dubois
Video Commissioner: Kate Miller
Special Thanks: David d'Heilly, Kevin Marciano

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I used to pray when I was sixteen
If I didn’t make it then I’d probably make my wrist bleed
Not to mislead turn my nightmares into big dreams
Whole squad mobbin even though we only six deep
I was singing notes while my niggas played with six keys
Walking in the snow before I ever made my wrist freeze
I was blowing smoke had me dizzy like Gillespie
Niggas had no homes we were living in the dead streets
You couldn’t find me like I’m Hoffa
Cover girls jumping out the page like they pop ups
Spending all my money on these niggas that I brought up
Taking care of families for my brothers when they are locked up
And I had nothing to believe in
Double cup leanin
Couldn’t even breathe and
For that money I was fiending
Cali was the mission but now a nigga leaving
Leaving, leaving into the night
Now a nigga leaving, leaving
leaving into the night oh
She like my futuristic sounds in the new spaceship
Futuristic sex give her Phillip K dick
She never need a man, she what a man need
So I could keep on falling for her daily
We was at Coachella going brazy
Stack a couple M’s like I was shady
Now I’m in Tribeca like I’m Jay-Z
Rockin Sorayama like he pay me
I just signed a new deal with Mercedes
Got me movin dirty like I’m Swayze
All my diamonds dancing like they Swayze
All my diamonds hitting like they Swae Lee
Jet so big got a business and a coach
I was always on the road rockin Louis a la mode nigga
And for that money I was fiending
Cali was the mission but now a nigga leaving
Leaving, leaving into the night
Now a nigga leaving, leaving
leaving into the night oh
20 mill mansion never lived in
Zero edge pool never dipped in it
Superstar neighbor in my business
Paparazzi tryna catch me sleepin and
Going on tour is my vacation
Every month another accusation
Only thing I’m phobic of is failing
I was never blessed with any patience
So a nigga leaving, leaving into the night
Now a nigga leaving, leaving
leaving into the night oh


  1. Maria


    12 timmar sedan


  2. Nirmaya Sharma

    Nirmaya Sharma

    Dag sedan

    He us good un singing

  3. Angel


    2 dagar sedan

    This is my favorite song of the world!!!

  4. Gaurika Singh

    Gaurika Singh

    4 dagar sedan

    0:58 I see Selena in top left

  5. J Rambo

    J Rambo

    4 dagar sedan


  6. Kena Kiruri

    Kena Kiruri

    7 dagar sedan

    I'm obsessed with this song

  7. Myles Goldman

    Myles Goldman

    7 dagar sedan

    Such a chill song

  8. nath'


    8 dagar sedan


  9. Akil Srikanth

    Akil Srikanth

    10 dagar sedan

    The most slept video of this album

  10. David Escobedo

    David Escobedo

    10 dagar sedan

    When a nigga leave into the cold lonely night, is to find himself.

  11. Deadman TV

    Deadman TV

    10 dagar sedan

    Suicidal teens Instagram stories be like

  12. Spencer Pinque

    Spencer Pinque

    11 dagar sedan

    and it's so fitting that now he's living in his mansion in his hometown (Toronto, Canada) after -- escaping La -- (thus, it is the next track on the album...)

  13. ᴾˡˢ ᴴᵉˡᵖ ᴹᵉ ᵀᵒ ᴿᵉᵃᶜʰ 169ᴷ ˢᵘᵇˢᶜʳⁱᵇᵉʳ ᵀᵒⁿᶦᵍʰᵗ

    ᴾˡˢ ᴴᵉˡᵖ ᴹᵉ ᵀᵒ ᴿᵉᵃᶜʰ 169ᴷ ˢᵘᵇˢᶜʳⁱᵇᵉʳ ᵀᵒⁿᶦᵍʰᵗ

    11 dagar sedan

    Dear parents, just because your child is smiling at their phone, doesn’t mean they have boyfriend or girlfriend, they just watching this masterpiece

  14. Bhagyashree Nath

    Bhagyashree Nath

    12 dagar sedan


  15. Shamaine Vidya

    Shamaine Vidya

    14 dagar sedan

    The story of his journey in 4 mins... I respect you Abel.

  16. Linda Taylor

    Linda Taylor

    15 dagar sedan

    Good morning to B. Howard

  17. Anime Creeps

    Anime Creeps

    16 dagar sedan

    Anime Library! Thank me later! ! ! ! Guaranteed !!!!!!

  18. G P

    G P

    16 dagar sedan




    16 dagar sedan

    He's showing yall that he sold his soul and he is now fighting to get it back. Open your eyes yall

    • Toronto Canada

      Toronto Canada

      12 dagar sedan

      No boomer

  20. Red Heart

    Red Heart

    16 dagar sedan


  21. CJ


    18 dagar sedan

    My anthem

  22. comrade sad

    comrade sad

    18 dagar sedan

    Weeknd anime lessgoooooo

  23. suryatej suryatej

    suryatej suryatej

    18 dagar sedan

    His darkness it's never going to leave him. It followed him through everything.

  24. Martin Damian

    Martin Damian

    18 dagar sedan

    Amigo, recien me entero de esta joya

  25. Alex


    19 dagar sedan

    This made me smile

  26. Jarryd Colborne

    Jarryd Colborne

    19 dagar sedan

    Beautiful 🖤✨🙏🏽

  27. GardenMaskPeppy


    20 dagar sedan

    Fam: be YOU...4eva! WOKE?? ? ...

  28. tvtime2122


    20 dagar sedan

    This song and “Clover Cage - Game Over” are the only two things keeping me sane through these tough times. I just want to send love to everyone and I want everyone to know things will get better...We are in this together...I love you...🤍💕

  29. Sean Martin

    Sean Martin

    21 dag sedan

    Did the animators of the boondocks do this video?

  30. Bang30dee


    21 dag sedan

    I love this song 🎧

  31. nur


    21 dag sedan

    i love you💗

  32. Paarth Agnihotri

    Paarth Agnihotri

    23 dagar sedan

    Nice vocals and beats

  33. Imam A

    Imam A

    23 dagar sedan

    This song now sounds so much more amazing on apple music cuz of the dolby atmos feature

  34. Bre Bre

    Bre Bre

    23 dagar sedan

    This is giving me boondocks vibes

  35. Outlawed Villain

    Outlawed Villain

    23 dagar sedan

    Bro the fucking animation reminds me of the animated batman movies not the brave and bold one

  36. k dub

    k dub

    23 dagar sedan

    I hear, see and feel what you are sharing.🙏

  37. Efa 1z

    Efa 1z

    24 dagar sedan


  38. Drum Beats Cray Cray To Death

    Drum Beats Cray Cray To Death

    25 dagar sedan

    Hey Week if you ever wanna just kick it lets go. My treat. Much love Brotha.🙏🏻

  39. Flick Chick

    Flick Chick

    25 dagar sedan

    I love all of After Hours and the whole story but this song and video just hits different

    • Kate Skyline

      Kate Skyline

      20 dagar sedan

      Because it's the truth behind "After Hours", and the motivation.

  40. Stephen L

    Stephen L

    25 dagar sedan


  41. tvtime2122


    26 dagar sedan

    This song and “Clover Cage - Game Over” are the two songs keeping me sane through these tough times. I just want to send love to everyone and I want everyone to know things will get better. We are in this together..I love you

    • deadlee


      17 dagar sedan

      That song is so ass

    • tenmenz


      26 dagar sedan

      shut up bot

  42. Catherine Monroe

    Catherine Monroe

    26 dagar sedan

    This song has a special place in my heart. I was born and brought up in a Catholic family in Texas and my boyfriend was born and brought up in a strict Hindu family back in India. He moved to the states for college. We met in class and instantly fell for each other. The difference in our races created many obstacles for us. Even our parents stood between us because of the religious differences. But we stuck to it and fought all those battles together and today we are the happiest of couples.I hope we get to live with each other forever. ❤️🇺🇸🇮🇳❤️❤️❤️

  43. Samarth


    27 dagar sedan

    Who gets the hibbi jibbis when listening to the weeknd

  44. ryan rr

    ryan rr

    27 dagar sedan

    Theory: this song is referred to Selena his ex and his whole life this is basically the sidewalks of the album the hidden gem starting with Thursday/ house of balloons where everyone is happy but really it’s all drugs and people with a broken heart in Toronto he then leaves that and makes a deal with the devil in I can’t feel my face he goes to a little bar and sings a karaoke song and is terrible and judged by the people until the talk mad with red hair walks in and throws a lighter represents his making a deal with the devil and sets him on fire for fame that’s when everyone there starts liking him and dances to him which makes the album beauty behind the madness which is about meeting Bella when they dated in I can’t feel my face he talks about cocaine a lot of people thought he was talking about a girl it was a drug but the album was mostly about drugs and Bella both a mixture which was a side Bella didn’t like that leads to the fearless starboy leaving his old ways behind and getting with Selena Gomez during most of the saga which lead to the rumors about him being with Bella which both pumas represent both girls in this video that he destroys with the pink crosses leading him to my dear melancholy where he has no one but can’t accept it so he goes to Vegas which starts after hours saga

  45. Soupadeep


    27 dagar sedan

    20mil views less go

  46. Fliboy the great !!

    Fliboy the great !!

    27 dagar sedan

    Is weekend a clone now ?? Sum body let me know what this video means to u ???

    • Soupadeep


      27 dagar sedan

      This is the _dawn_ Weeknd looking at the _after hours_ Weeknd,ig

  47. Rorisang Molaudi

    Rorisang Molaudi

    29 dagar sedan


  48. Azia Laneice

    Azia Laneice

    29 dagar sedan

    Literally about the darks of fame

  49. Rinchhana Khawlhring

    Rinchhana Khawlhring

    Månad sedan

    Abel I love you you are my idol

  50. Nikki Chartrand

    Nikki Chartrand

    Månad sedan

    Wrong depress spicy make out wyd nun



    Månad sedan

  52. Bella Luna Mystical Goddess

    Bella Luna Mystical Goddess

    Månad sedan

    I love all ur songs

  53. Vara


    Månad sedan

    This is not a song. This is vibe!

  54. Kanwal


    Månad sedan

    This is his story, his struggle and I don’t know if it’s me but it also has deep sadness, darkness and his internal struggle with himself and surviving in the world of fame.

  55. Igor Miranda

    Igor Miranda

    Månad sedan


  56. Monika Giri!

    Monika Giri!

    Månad sedan

    Love Weeknd but why do I hear the his old song's lyrics again and again. 🙁 Never need a b**ch, I'm what a b**ch needs-heartless She never need a man, she what a man need- snowchild

  57. Lekecia Entrot

    Lekecia Entrot

    Månad sedan

    Once you get everything you think you want and its still not enough, that's when its time to examine why you make yourself so unhappy.

    • Bruh


      Månad sedan

      Or better yet, discover what makes you happy 🙂

  58. Smart Bunas

    Smart Bunas

    Månad sedan

    Damn this animation hits more than so many music videos 🔥🔥🔥💪

  59. Salim


    Månad sedan


  60. The Laddy Laddy DRUMMER

    The Laddy Laddy DRUMMER

    Månad sedan

    Was make this into an anime series…. Starts off when he moves out of his home, drops outta high school……. Was go from there, see how he made house of balloons, Thursday, Echoes Of Silence…..Just basically an anime series of his whole life!!! Let’s see how he became The Starboy he is today.

  61. Hendrick Ramos

    Hendrick Ramos

    Månad sedan

    Leaves LA, goes to Vegas

  62. Smai D

    Smai D

    Månad sedan

    I'm a singer and i have always wanted to make an anime kind of music video... As i watch this video... I kind of feel jealous...sad and happy for him... Jealous because he's living the life... Sad because i have no money to afford this kind of video...happy because he's living my dream.

  63. if you aint XO Then you gotta go

    if you aint XO Then you gotta go

    Månad sedan

    journey of the legend

  64. Ace Gamer

    Ace Gamer

    Månad sedan

    The animation in this song is dope🔥🔥🔥

  65. Ace Gamer

    Ace Gamer

    Månad sedan

    I like how everyone is calling him Abel in the comments

  66. Lena Hadid

    Lena Hadid

    Månad sedan

    This will happen if you deal with You - Know - Who

  67. Marshal Khan

    Marshal Khan

    Månad sedan

    From "Cali is the mission" to "Cali was the mission but now a nigga leavin.. " 😞😔

  68. Untold Trk

    Untold Trk

    Månad sedan

    the songs is about him selling his soul to the devil n how what ever he does he still belongs to satan especially the end

  69. I Was A Saint

    I Was A Saint

    Månad sedan

    Beautiful animation

  70. Ignaviaa


    Månad sedan

    woahh at 1:50 is that selena gomez laugh?

  71. visuallykay


    Månad sedan

    this video gives me chills.

  72. yO_ey


    Månad sedan

    You guys are so blind, how...

  73. Johnny Yasha

    Johnny Yasha

    Månad sedan

    Japenese Animation + Weeknd = Awesome

  74. Jimiya


    Månad sedan

    Listen to the morning by the weeknd then snow child. Understand the lyrics. It will makes sense how at first "Cali was the mission". Then he wanted to leave LA even after getting everything he wanted.

  75. Play Girl

    Play Girl

    Månad sedan


  76. Sam S

    Sam S

    Månad sedan

    this is not a song , its a vibe.

  77. Marion Heurich

    Marion Heurich

    Månad sedan

    This Video Is Minecraft but cool good job Abel

  78. Jotaro777


    Månad sedan

    8.2k dislikes ??

  79. Ezra


    Månad sedan

    honestly if Abel makes a literal anime season about his life/music im ready for it

  80. Christian Vona

    Christian Vona

    Månad sedan


  81. Anthony Jones

    Anthony Jones

    Månad sedan


  82. WeMotivate


    Månad sedan

    Hey Guys, I’m a big fan of The Weeknd and I just made a motivational video about his life and career and I would really appreciate you guys checking it out. I really put a lot of dedication and effort into this video to make it the best I can and my goal is for Abel to hopefully see it or at least hear about it. So if you can just do me a solid as a fan and check it out that would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much and I hope everyone stays safe!! LINK:

  83. Tyranny Stark

    Tyranny Stark

    Månad sedan

    Grammy got me fucknt up for not nominate this album 😭😭

  84. Peraivet Car

    Peraivet Car

    Månad sedan

    3:46 the background before the sunrise.. The Dawn Is Coming?



      Månad sedan


  85. tvtime2122


    Månad sedan

    This song and “Clover Cage - Game Over” are the only two things keeping me sane through these tough times. I just want to send love to everyone and I want everyone to know things will get better...We are in this together...I love you...🤍💕

  86. ПлАвец


    Månad sedan

    a song where the words are out of rhythm? what's new)

  87. Paryce Reaper

    Paryce Reaper

    Månad sedan

    this shows the weeknd’s hell loop he can never escape from .



    Månad sedan

    The guy who keeps showing up represents Lucifer. If you listen CAREFULLY to his whole starboy album he details a certain struggle and regret for a choice he made in terms of what he delivered in exchange for his career, his soul. At the strip club is where he is spotted by Lucifer (the thin figure) and offered power. He basically came to collect what the week end promised in exchange for his fame, the purple crosess represent his final stand to defend against Satan's minion "the girls who transform into demon dogs" But he finally fails to protect him self , that's why the city which looks different on the horizon is an illusion and transforms back into the last vagas, showing us that he's still right where he started meaning he failed to over come the dark side.. All his music videos connect into one story about what happened to him before he was famouse I need to find the link on it for ya.

  89. Evil Ricky

    Evil Ricky

    Månad sedan

    Idk how to describe how much I love the song

  90. Stourz


    Månad sedan

    gives me 90210 vibess

  91. Elite


    Månad sedan

    Listening to The Morning and then listening to this song directly paints an interesting picture.

  92. Rust153


    Månad sedan

    The Weeknd the anime

  93. Evellyn Valle 13

    Evellyn Valle 13

    Månad sedan

    I found this anime very cute🤩👌

  94. Pgamer TBP

    Pgamer TBP

    Månad sedan

    el final, te la comite, VACANO!

  95. Cleven Boris

    Cleven Boris

    Månad sedan


  96. Kendall Mae

    Kendall Mae

    Månad sedan

    Who is here waiting for The Dawn ?!?! 🌅

  97. Michael Kelly

    Michael Kelly

    Månad sedan

    Only 19 million views. Shameful

  98. Brandon Herrera

    Brandon Herrera

    Månad sedan

    The weekend is suddenly my favorite anime

  99. Skully The Incrediboxer

    Skully The Incrediboxer

    Månad sedan

    After Hours 0:01 - 0:11 The House Of Balloons 0:17 - 0:44 Kissland 0:45 - 1:23 Beauty Behind The Madness 1:23 - 2:02 Starboy 2:03 - 2:42 My Dear Melancholy 2:43 - 3:12 After Hours 3:13 - 3:32 The Dawn 3:33 - 4:04 After Hours 3:52 - 4:08

  100. Don't Settle

    Don't Settle

    Månad sedan

    1:44 he needs this girl, that doesn't need him. And that why he needs her. He needs an independent Queen. Probably Living on Queen Street.