The Weeknd has finally explained the meaning behind the bandages for his “After Hours” character. The singer songwriter told Variety, “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.
He continued, “It’s all a progression and we watch the Character’s storyline hit heightened levels of danger and absurdity as his tale goes on.”
Variety pointed out that “After Hours” is The Weeknd's most successful album despite the fact that he hid his face with bandages and also wore prosthetics. The Weeknd respond, “I suppose you could take that being attractive isn't important to me but a compelling narrative is.”