AceShowbiz - Following the release of "Game of Thrones"-inspired compilation album "For the Throne", The Weeknd unleashed the music video for his contribution on the album, "Power Is Power" featuring SZA and Travis Scott (II). Making its way out on Sunday, May 5, the visuals was directed by Anthony Mandler and was filmed in Los Angeles.
It starts off with the Canadian singer looking longingly into the distance as ice and snow fall down around him. Clips from the hit HBO series play behind him, showing an army of White Walkers as well as the Night King. There are also scenes of Jon Snow (Kit Harington) facing major struggles as The Weeknd continues delivering his verse while sitting on the Iron Throne.
SZA then appears in the clip, showing off her dance moves in a sexy red outfit which she teams with a golden bejeweled crown. "I been down with the coldest war/ And I know where I been 'cause I bed before, yeah," she sings as scenes of Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) and her dragons flicker on the screen. Travis follows up next, spitting his bars while standing on the edge of a cliff. Both SZA and Travis also get the chance to sit on the Iron Throne.
Director Mandler said of the music video in a statement, "We're taking established artists and pulling them into the 'Game of Thrones' world. The show establishes all these different kingdoms and worlds. What I want to do is integrate the color palettes of winter, the warmer tones and match that with today's biggest stars."
"Power Is Power" was produced by The Weeknd along with Daheala and Ricky Reed. Its title was a reference to a scene that took place in the first episode of the show's second season. During the said scene, Littlefinger (Aidan Gillen) could be seen telling Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey), "Knowledge is power," to which the latter responded, "Power is power."