The Weeknd’s Song “Take My Breath” Pulled Down From Theatres Over Health Concerns
Over the past week, The Weekend has been teasing his fans with he sneak peek of his latest song. Titled Take My Breath, the song was released online today. The Weeknd’s song was also set to play in Imax theatres before the screening of The Suicide Squad. However, his song has been pulled down due to health concerns.
New York Post reports that the music video The Weeknd’s song features “intense strobe lighting, which could trigger seizures” in people with epilepsy. To prevent the same from happening, the decision to pull down the song was made. However, fans who want to watch the video can still do so as it is now available on YouTube. One will just not get the cinematic feel. The single was also played in an Olympics promo video for Team USA. It was played while a host of female athletes showed off their skills.
Take My Breath is the first single from The Weeknd’s upcoming fifth album. His last album, After Hours, was released in 2020, which went on to become his fourth number one album in the U.S., Blinding Lights from the album was a massive hit worldwide, and The Weeknd hopes for the same kind of love for his new album as well.
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) August 6, 2021
Blinding Lights also made history as it became the first song ever to spend a year in the Billboard Hot 100’s top 10, as reported by Billboard. The accomplishment soars past the last song to hold the record for the longest time in the Top 10, which was Post Malone’s Circles with 39 weeks. Blinding Lights also holds the record for most time spent in the Top 5 at 43 weeks, Variety reported. If the song continues to stay in for 65 full weeks in the Hot 100, it’s well on its way toward breaking another record, which is held by Imagine Dragons’ Radioactive.
“After Hours was always meant to be a very personal project. It’s a story I had to tell,” The Weeknd said in a statement to Billboard. “The fact I’ve been able to tell it with the world listening is incredible. This Billboard chart record is truly a result of the fans. I’m so humbled and forever grateful to them.”