As part of our first dip into The Dawn Is Coming, The Weeknd dropped the music video for single “Take My Breath” today (August 6).
GREAT DAY FOR MUSIC— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) August 6, 2021
The video begins with a silhouette of Abel walking towards a rising sun against a cityscape. The ’80s synth mixed with a modern twist brings us to a nightclub that looks straight out from a scene from Blade. When he makes eyes with a beautiful woman, they dance and share the “oxygen” tank throughout the video… Until she turns on him by wringing her hair around his neck, dragging him down a long corridor and quite literally took his breath away.
Watch the video below (*epilepsy warning):
Fans loved the continuation of ’80s musical influence following 2020’s After Hours:
TAKE MY BREATH! @theweeknd pic.twitter.com/ph83QrdMxM— The Weeknd Access (@WeekndAccess) August 6, 2021
when the weeknd vocals kick in @theweeknd pic.twitter.com/ogOm4gRN3L— . (@pxosted) August 6, 2021
me rn listening the weeknd’s new song pic.twitter.com/rwXMMzpWvB— chrissie 🪐 (@H0EGAGE) August 6, 2021
The Weeknd retweeted a story about his music video being pulled ahead of The Suicide Squad screenings in Imax theaters due to epilepsy warnings:
August 4, 2021
The Weeknd also appeared on Kanye West’s DONDA track “HURRICANE” with Lil Baby:
KANYE x THE WEEKND x LIL BABY— Lawrence Edwards (@Trakstarceo) August 6, 2021
"HURRICANE" IS 🔥🔥🔥 #DONDA pic.twitter.com/or4SQRVKwo