The Weeknd‘s new look is shocking fans.

After debuting the new music video for his song, “Save Your Tears,’ fans noted dramatic alterations to his face, such as raised cheeks, puffed up lips, a new nose and surgery scars. The video quickly went viral throughout social media, with many comparing this look to the famous Batman villain, The Joker, or to a modern day version of Michael Jackson.

While fans were left speculating about whether or not this transformation was real or just prosthetic makeup, a make up effects studio, titled Prosthetic Renaissance, took to Instagram to take credit for the new look.

The new look most likely comes as another part of the storyline of The Weeknd’s After Hours album cycle. Since the release of the music video for his song “Blinding Lights,” The Weeknd has been sporting a bloody and bruised nose, a look he recreated at the 2020 VMAs in August. He then covered up the bruising by donning a full head of bandages at the American Music Awards in November before taking off the bandages to reveal this new look for his music video.

The 30-year-old singer is scheduled to headline the Super Bowl Halftime show, coming on February 7, 2021.

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