The Weeknd took to social media today to announce a brand new single dropping this Friday. The new single is titled “Take My Breath” and draws parallels to the 2020 Olympic track and field events.
“Take My Breath” is The Weeknd’s return to music after his chart-topping fourth studio album ‘After Hours,’ released in 2020. The superstar dropped several hints on social media that a new album is on the way. This brand new single is the first taste of what’s to come.
The Weeknd released a teaser snippet of the song along with an Olympic-themed video starring athletes Sydney McLaughlin, Dalilah Muhammad, Gabby Thomas, Athing Mu, and more. In the snippet, we hear the following lyrics from the hook of the song;
Take my breath away
And make it last forever babe
Do it now or never babe
Take my breath away
Listen to “Take My Breath Away” by The Weeknd
“Take My Breath Away” Lyrics Meaning and Song Review
In the song, The Weeknd sings about an absolutely stunning person who took his breath away in a glance. He sings about how everything about her heightened all his senses ready for a romantic foreplay.
I saw the fire when I look into your eyes
You tell me things you wanna try (Uh)
I know temptation is the devil in disguise
The lyric “into your eyes” is also a reference to his own “In Your Eyes” hit track from his previous album ‘After Hours.’
The twist of the story is that the girl is also infatuated with Abel. She asks him to take her breath away. This sounds more like an action than a feeling. The Weeknd might be singing about some extreme sexual fantasies in this song.
In the second verse of the song, The Weeknd gets more explicit in his desires with this woman. But he is unwilling to cooperate with her request to take her breath away forever! However, he also shouts out his hit single “I Feel It Coming” from his third studio album ‘Starboy’ released in 2016.
Ultimately, the song had nothing to do with the Olympic theme it was teased with. However, the song does play on the word of ‘losing breath’ in physically exhausting activities both in and outside the bedroom.
Let us hear what you think about this song in the comments below. Check out the complete lyrics on Genius.