Earlier this week, The Weeknd announced that he would be putting out a new single on Friday, titled “Take My Breath.” This is set to be his first single of 2021. The Canadian superstar also had plans to premiere the music video, at IMAX screenings, before screenings of the new “Suicide Squad” movie.
This is not happening at this point, though, according to TMZ. Execs at IMAX have reportedly said that the Take My Breath video won’t be premiered there, due to the light and strobe effects in the video potentially being harmful to people with epilepsy. There is a concern that they could suffer seizures.
The Weeknd initially previewed the song earlier this week, on Instagram. This is as he included visuals that celebrated the women who are running in track and field, during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Of course, the music video will still be available on platforms such as YouTube. This all comes after The Weeknd had a massive past two years for himself. This includes two number one singles in “Heartless” and “Blinding Lights,” and a number one album in “After Hours,” in March 2020. He also performed at the Super Bowl, in Tampa, six months ago.