NEW MUSIC: THE WEEKND | TAKE MY BREATH
Canadian singer The Weeknd has begun a new era with a new single titled "Take My Breath," demonstrating how strong his vocal ability has become. The new track serves as the first single from his upcoming album, which is the follow-up to his 2020 smash, "After Hours," which spawned the single "Blinding Lights," among others. The Weeknd teased “Take My Breath” earlier this week in a commercial for the Olympics featuring Team USA’s women’s track and field team. He also shared an instrumental teaser, which paired the song with its thumping drums and tangled synths with footage of vast landscapes.
In the accompanying music video, which comes with an epilepsy warning, the singer walks outside in a dawn setting and down a hallway before he emerges in a club with pulsating strobe lights and dancing. He hooks up with a love interest as they dance and share breaths from an oxygen tank. Later his breath is literally taken away as his paramour’s braids strangle him. Last month, the singer appeared on Belly’s “Better Believe,” featuring Young Thug. He also recently announced plans to develop a new HBO series alongside "Euphoria" creator Sam Levinson. The Weeknd will star in, co-write, and executive-produce the show.