The Weeknd has taken the music world by storm winning two Grammy awards and nine Junos.
The Toronto native, also known as Abel Tesfaye, decided to return home this week. While he’s been showing his girlfriend, Selena Gomez, around Canada’s largest city, he still managed to find time to shoot a subterranean music video.
The Canadian decided to share a sneak peek of what he’s been up to while in the city by posting a video to Instagram on Tuesday. The short video clip, which features the inside of a Toronto subway car, has already received more than 1.4 million views online.
Shots shared on the singer’s Instagram show him posing with rapper Future in Lower Bay Station, an old and abandoned Toronto subway platform that has been used as a location for numerous films. Most recently, the downtown platform has been featured in the movie Suicide Squad.
The shoot also featured a few cool shots from the inside of a Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) subway car.
Future posted a photo with the caption “Still coming out strong,” which is likely a reference to the collaboration for the rapper’s song, “Coming Out Strong.”
The website BlogTO suggests the two musicians are filming on the TTC for the “Coming Out Strong” music video, but neither artist has confirmed this.
Regardless, the pictures are putting the transit system used by thousands of Torontonians into the limelight.
And it wouldn’t be a shoot on the TTC without featuring the iconic red chairs that have been a trademark of the underground for years, as included below.