As if teased, The Weeknd has released its new single “Take My Breath”. The track comes with a music video directed by Cliqua. The visual has intense strobe lighting and was due to be shown before the Suicide Squad screenings at Imax Theaters this week, but has been withdrawn due to concerns about possible seizures. In the clip, The Weeknd visits a futuristic nightclub where he is literally breathing from an oxygen tank. He is also strangled by a long braid of a woman.

“Take My Breath” is Weeknd’s first solo single since After Hours. The musician’s after hours era was extensive and began in November 2019 with “Heartless” and “Blinding Lights”. There were a lot of music videos in the era – with the Weeknd in various states of disarray – and a halftime performance at Super Bowl LV.

In a recent interview with Mark Anthony Green on GQ, The Weeknd said his next album was “the album.” [he’s] Always wanted to do. ”Green also described the album as“ Quincy Jones meets Giorgio Moroder meets the best-night-of-you-fucking-life Party Records ”.

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