The Weeknd is back for a brand new era.
THE DAWN IS FINALLY UPON US - NEW SINGLE/VIDEO TONIGHT ! pic.twitter.com/DTbW88fGLv— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) August 5, 2021
On Friday (06/08), the After Hours singer dropped his new single titled ‘Take My Breath’, along with its accompanying music video which contains an epilepsy warning.
pic.twitter.com/d0fEETX0hH— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) August 2, 2021
8.6.21 new single ... #TokyoOlympics pic.twitter.com/6KPDHV1L1m— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) August 3, 2021
The R&B singer began to tease the song on Monday (02/08) morning, with an instrumental clip posted to his social media accounts titled “The Dawn is Coming”. The following day, he announced the release date of the single via an Olympics promo for the Team USA Women’s Track & Field team via Twitter.
‘Take My Breath’ will be the lead single off his upcoming fifth studio album, which is currently untitled as of press time. The Weeknd gave fans a teaser of his new album at the end of his Billboard Music Awards 2021 acceptance speech, and shared more about the album’s concept in an interview with Variety: “If the last record is the after-hours of the night, then the dawn is coming.”
The Weeknd released his critically-acclaimed fourth studio album After Hours in March last year, featuring smash singles ‘Blinding Lights’, and ‘Save Your Tears’. Earlier this year, he performed at the Super Bowl LV Halftime Show, and it was recently announced that he is set to star in and co-write a new HBO series titled The Idol.
Watch the music video for ‘Take My Breath’ here: