The official music video for The Weeknd’s “Save Your Tears” hit YouTube with a pretty big guest star: Ariana Grande.
The video is an animated one, looking like it took a page from Adult Swims’ Rick and Morty, starting with an underground lab in the middle of the desert. We see a decapitated robotic head with Grande’s likeness on a pile of packing peanuts while we hear The Weeknd’s voice as he picks it up and places it on a conveyor belt. We’re taken on a tour of limbs until finally reaching an assembly site, where the rest of her body is put together.
The Weeknd’s character is wearing his iconic red blazer outfitted with leather black gloves. The pair meet once the final pieces — Grande-bots head is screwed on and her set of brown eyes are implanted. The duo concludes the video with Grande-bot in a life-size Barbie-style box and The Weeknd’s mad scientist overlooking the desert sunset side by side:
This marks the third time the two artists have worked on music together. Grande’s “Love Me Harder” from her 2014 album My Everything featured The Weeknd and so did “Off The Table” from her Positions album.
The music video has reached over 3 million views since its posting today on The Weeknds channel.
Grande posted on her Twitter a teaser photo of herself in the studio yesterday:
Fans loved the collab with Grande and shared the love on Twitter:
ʕ´ • ᴥ • ̥`ʔAriana, I waited so long for this ... Today is the happiest day of my life, thanks for that ꒰⑅ᵕ ༚ ᵕ꒱˖ ♡ pic.twitter.com/oPLvs2kt4O— stream in save your tears remix♡ (@Pedroarianator4) April 23, 2021
Me singing both Abel and Ariana’s parts on save your tears remix pic.twitter.com/gd9OL3mws7— 高橋ちゃん (@Chantkhsh) April 23, 2021
me singing both parts in save your tears remix pic.twitter.com/GeQ9L4DYby— valerie⁷ (@badpositionz) April 23, 2021
i think ariana complements save your tears really well, hearing her lower register sounds super unusual but overall i like it, what do you guys think pic.twitter.com/aL13YAYFpp— daniel 💛 (@cinnamn13) April 23, 2021
oh wow.. arianas vocals in the save your tears remix.. mixed with abels vocals.. oh wow im literally speechless— richard (@sisterariola) April 23, 2021
save your tears remix is so good pic.twitter.com/pgr51p0cFo— charlie ☂︎ (@zamogrande) April 23, 2021