The video features The Weeknd partying at a rave, where he meets a mysterious woman with an oxygen tank. She gives The Weeknd hits of oxygen before eventually choking him with her braid and dragging him along a floor. At the end, he is left alone on a dance floor gasping for air.
“Take my breath away / And make it last forever, babe / Do it now or never, babe / Take my breath away,” The Weeknd sings in the video, directed by Cliqua.
The video was originally slated to debut in Imax theaters before screenings of “Suicide Squad,” but was pulled due to strobe lighting possibly causing issues for those with light sensitivity.
“Take My Breath” was produced by Max Martin and Oscar Holter.