If this is Adam Levine‘s wedding present to new wife Behati Prinsloo … well, weird.
The Maroon 5 singer co-stars with his beloved in the seriously twisted, David Fincher-like video for “Animals,” where both spend lots of screen time wearing either just lingerie (for her) or a fine sheen of cow blood (for him). The haunting song — which recently got a remix featuring a guest verse from J. Cole — blends Levine’s signature falsetto with haunting lyrics like, “Baby, I’m preying on you tonight/ Hunt you down eat you alive/ Just like animals … Maybe you think that you can hide/ I can smell your scent from miles/ Just like animals.”
Levine plays a butcher/stalker obsessed with Prinsloo in the new clip directed by legendary music video auteur Samuel Bayer (Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” Justin Timberlake’s “What Goes Around… Comes Around”). Clearly, the singer’s experience in this summer’s big-screen musical “Begin Again” gave him the acting chops he needed to tap into exactly what it feels like to curl his body around Prinsloo in bed and stand naked with her under a shower of blood.