The highlight of the Super Bowl for many casual and non-sports fans is the
Halftime show. Months before the Superbowl, an image surfaced on Twitter that leaked the song list.
Many of the tracks listed called attention to the popular artist Daft Punk.
The Weeknd later confirmed that he would have no other performers by his side, halting all the talk behind a possible performance from the legendary duo Daft Punk.
While electronic dance music fans were disappointed that Daft Punk didn’t make an appearance, it goes without saying that The Weeknd left us with one of the most talked-about shows in recent times.
Known for his recent music video release of the track “Save Your Tears” The Weeknd shared jarring photos of his face altered in preparation for his album “After Hours”. This led to plenty of pre-Super Bowl speculation about what his performance might look like.
The Weeknd discloses that all physical transformations are to create a narrative for his recent album and speaks to Variety saying that "The significance of the entire head bandages is reflecting on the absurd culture of Hollywood celebrity and people manipulating themselves for superficial reasons to please and be validated”
Bringing all his recent hype into Super Bowl day, the 14-minute performance was nothing short of magnificent. From the profound outfits to the intense visuals, it is safe to say that The Weeknd set a new standard for Super Bowl Halftime shows.
You can catch the Super Bowl Halftime Show here