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:
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:
The Weeknd also appeared on Kanye West’s DONDA track “HURRICANE” with Lil Baby: