- 05 Aug 21
The Weeknd has taken to Twitter over the past few weeks to hint at a larger upcoming project.
The music video for The Weeknd's newest single 'Take My Breath' was scheduled to air in IMAX theatres before the Suicide Squad flick this week. However, it has been revoked due to the “intense strobe lighting” in the clip causing epilepsy warnings.
A portion of the video was previewed at the Tokyo Olympics on Monday evening via a promo for the Team USA Women’s Track & Field team. The Weeknd posted the clip - which features athletes Sydney McLaughlin, Dalilah Muhammad, Athing Mu and Gabby Thomas - on Twitter with the caption: “8.6.21 new single.”
The song will be The Weeknd’s first follow-up to his blockbuster After Hours album which came out last year and featured the track 'Blinding Lights'. The singer has hinted online over the past few months of larger things to come saying the project is a "full body of work". He tweeted that he "made so much magic in the small quarantined room".
The first taste of said magic is 'Take My Breath', set to be released tomorrow alongside the music video.
— The Weeknd Access (@WeekndAccess) August 4, 2021