Music lovers are sure to be in for a treat this Friday August 6th, as Kanye West and Lil Nas X release their respective albums and if that wasn’t enough, Drake could also release his highly anticipated feature film project titled ‘Certified Lover Boy’. And to top it off, The Weeknd will finally be releasing the very first single from their new album apparently called ‘The Dawn’.
The 31-year-old award-winning crooner took to his Instagram to announce the brand new single titled “Take My Breath” which was teased via a new Olympic Games commercial. However, as soon as fans saw the title of the newly announced track, they immediately linked it to singer Selena Gomez’s ex-flame single “Souvenir” in 2020, which has similar lyrics.
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The Weeknd took to their official Instagram account to announce the new single with the caption “8.6.21 new single #tokyoolympics”. The Olympics ad featured the title song name, then moved on to visuals focusing on Team USA’s contestants at the Tokyo Olympics, Sydney McLaughlin, Dalilah Muhammad, Athing Mu and Gabby Thomas. They can be seen celebrating each other’s successes and sharing words of wisdom as the singer’s track plays in the background. The song’s announcement comes a day after he shared an audio clip and the first look from his album “The Dawn”. The multi-platinum artist also tweeted: “” f ** k it … IT STARTS TONIGHT “to kick off his new era.
Fans of the R&B star got excited as they linked the track title to the lyrics of Selena Gomez’s song “Souvenir”. On the track she sings: “You give me a hundred degree chills / It’s better than pills like you put me to sleep / Calling your name, the only language I can speak / Taking my breath, a memory you can keep / give me chills (chills). For the inexperienced, the Grammy-winning singer and Gomez dated for almost 10 months before going their separate ways in October 2017.
shit … IT STARTS TONIGHT
– The weekend (@theweeknd) August 2, 2021
“I see The Weeknd using wise words from Selena Gomez Remembrance”
Social media users initially couldn’t contain their excitement as they erupted in joy over The Weeknd’s new announcement and later a few users connected the track to his ex-girlfriend’s song. One user said: “Take my breath scream kissland oh my god i love it already and flr the olympics oh my god.” Another said: “Blinding lights were used in an advertisement for Mercedes Benz and now Take My Breath is being used for the Olympics… I see where it’s going and I love it.” One of them tweeted: “Take My Breath is already one of his best singles and it hasn’t even been released yet.” One of them posted: “Singing ‘take my breath’ in the shower gon hit different fr fr.” One user added: “I’m so excited to take my breath !! the clips are so magical ahhh can’t wait !!”
The next one said, “You’re never gonna make it official… it’s so exciting for us to log all your clues, man… just at least come out this year.” Now I log on to remember. Meanwhile, another tweeted: “Take my breath away. I see the weekends using wise words of remembrance from Selena Gomez. One user tried to join the dots, “Okay, Abel’s new single is called” Take my breath “and it’s coming out in August. & Then Selena’s song, Remembrance we all know she’s talking about Abel coincidentally had the lines “Take my breath” & “New York back in August.” While one person concluded, “breathtaking, just like, breathtaking, just like, remember”.
TAKE MY BREATH CRIS KISSLAND OH MY GOD I ALREADY LOVE HIM AND FLR THE OLYMPIC GAMES OH MY GOD
– | ᴍʏ ʙʀᴇᴀᴛʜ 8/6 (@offthetable__) August 3, 2021
blinding lights were used in a mercedes benz ad and now take my breath is used for the olympics… i see where this is going and i love it pic.twitter.com/0XYeHZWb8S
– st (@sncwchild) August 3, 2021
Take My Breath is already one of his best singles and it hasn’t even been released yet.
– Nathan (@bladeabel) August 3, 2021
sing ‘take my breath’ in the shower gon hit different fr fr
– (@herdarkesthourz) August 3, 2021
I am so excited to take my breath !! SNIPPETS ARE JUST SO MAGICAL AHHH I CAN’T WAIT !!
– dina ♥ ︎ // TMBONFRIDAY🌅 ͟︵͟ ͟︵͟︵͟ ͟ ͟ ͟︵͟︵͟ ͟ ͟ (@houseofhours) August 3, 2021
You’re never going to formalize things … it’s so exciting for us to log all your clues man … just at least come out this year🙏🏻. Login now to remember … 🤦🏻♀️
– Snowangel (@ Snowang89449014) August 3, 2021
Okay, Abel’s new single is called “Take my breath” and it’ll be out in August.
& then Selena’s song, Souvenir which we all know is about Abel coincidentally has the lines “Take my breath” & “New York back in August” pic.twitter.com/xB1IlAuNFR
– Selina Marine (@selinaxo___) August 3, 2021