As you may or may not have heard, The Weeknd dropped a new album today. To go along with it, Abel Tesfaye has just released a new video for “Sacrifice.” As has been his wont with his video releases for the past few years, the “Sacrifice” clip takes twists and turns, and gets pretty dark. By getting dark, we mean that it involves a human sacrifice. It’s a similar vibe to the “Take My Breath” video, which was released last year.
“Sacrifice” was produced by Swedish House Mafia and Max Martin in addition to The Weeknd. The video was directed by Cliqua (who also helmed the “Take My Breath”). If you think the song has a very distinct ’80s feel, it’s because it samples Alicia Myers’ 1981 single “I Want to Thank You.”
He shared the news of the video in a tweet as it dropped.
In our review of Dawn FM, we said that “the tunes here really move, re-upping much of the thump lost on 2020’s After Hours, the megastar’s most sterile project to date.”
You can the full review of The Weeknd’s Dawn FM here.