The Weeknd has officially announced that his new single “Take My Breath” will be released this Friday. The announcement was shared with an ad made in conjunction with the Tokyo Olympics, which you can view at the links here and here.

Following his performance at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards in May, the Weeknd offered a brief acceptance speech hinting that the next era of new music was about to begin: “The dawn is coming,” he said. In interviews and tweets in the past year, he’s alluded to preparing new music.

The Weeknd released his album ‘After Hours’ in March 2020, and then dropped a deluxe edition of the record later that month with three new songs. He later released ‘After Hours’ remixes with Rosalía (“Blinding Lights”), Ariana Grande (“Save Your Tears”), Kenny G (“In Your Eyes”), and more.

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