Watch The Music Video For The Weeknd's Avatar: The Way Of Water Theme Song 'Nothing Is Lost'
  • Jan. 17, 2023 2:26 pm EST

"Avatar: The Way of Water" once again solidified the franchise as a pop culture mainstay through breathtaking visual effects, but James Cameron had one more trick up his sleeve. The "Avatar" sequel introduced more than just a new water-filled side of Pandora: The Weeknd was brought in to create brand-new music for the blockbuster movie. The composer of the musical score, Simon Franglen, collaborated with The Weeknd to create the theme song "Nothing is Lost." The song plays during the end credits of the film, but it can now be experienced outside the theater in the official music video.

The Weeknd is no stranger to providing his musical talents to the film industry. Previously, he did a song with Kendrick Lamar for "Black Panther" called "Pray for Me." He is also working on "The Idol," an HBO series starring Lily-Rose Depp that will also feature the award-winning singer in front of the camera. That said, "Nothing is Lost" may be The Weeknd's most cinematic made-for-screen work yet. Coupled with brand-new visuals, "The Way of Water" becomes a mesmerizing experience in the latest music video from The Weeknd. But don't take our word for it. You can now watch the short-form project in its entirety, free of spoilers from the film.

A very blue music video

Although The Weeknd could have easily re-used footage from "Avatar: The Way of Water" for the official music video, the filmmakers behind "Nothing is Lost" create new, dynamic imagery. A free-flying camera takes us across the surface of Pandora, from the blue skies to the densely populated depths of the ocean. The faces of the characters are obscured, but the music video seemingly focuses on the children of the Sully clan. The Weeknd himself makes an appearance, but that's probably the least interesting part (no offense to the worldwide megastar). However, his vocals carry a score by Simon Franglen that is appropriately epic in scale and thematic undertones. 

The trippy visuals in the music video for "Nothing is Lost" recapture the beauty of Pandora and the fire that engulfs it thanks to the human invaders. The Weeknd could have phoned it in, but I'm sure a project with the "Avatar" name was never going to settle for less. That said, the end credits sequence that goes alongside the song during the film is pretty great, too. If you want to experience the theme song with some premium surround sound, "Avatar: The Way of Water" is currently in theaters.