Ew! Adam Levine and his wife Behati Prinsloo got bloody while shooting Maroon 5‘s dark and twisted new music video, “Animals.”
The video begins in a meat shop, where Levine’s character works as a cleaver-wielding butcher who has his eye on Prinsloo. He is seen casually walking behind her on a street, evading notice when Prinsloo suspects somebody is following her.
Levine stands outside in the pouring rain, peering up at Prinsloo’s window through a pair of unflattering thick-rimmed glasses. Inside her bedroom, Prinsloo sleeps — safe and sound — until Levine breaks in and cuddles beside her in bed.
Another part of the video shows Levine’s stalker character approaching Prinsloo in a club, only to be rejected, and later bedding her while blood trickles down from the ceiling.
The haunting scenes are set to lyrics like “Baby, I’m preying on you tonight / Hunt you down eat you alive / Just like animals…” with added verses: “Maybe you think that you can hide / I can smell your scent from miles / Just like animals.”
Levine and Prinsloo hinted at the (ahem!) bloody nature of the music video, when both parties shared a photo from the “Animal” set on Sept. 2. On Monday, Prinsloo wrote: “It’s out and its bloody, ready for Halloween.”
Samuel Bayer, who directed “Animals,” has previously worked on videos for songs like Justin Timberlake‘s “What Goes Around… Comes Around” (2007), Green Day‘s “American Idiot” (2004), and Nirvana‘s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” (1991). The Nightmare on Elm Street director previously worked with Maroon 5 on their smash 2012 collaboration with Wiz Khalifa, “Payphone.”
Watch Bayer’s creepy music video above!
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