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“Sacrifice” was first heard briefly at the end of the first single and video from “Dawn FM,” released in summer 2021, “Take My Breath.” After the Weeknd is asphyxiated by a sexy lover and collapses on a nightclub dance floor, “Sacrifice” plays softly as the scene fades. Now, the new video, released January 7 (the same day as the album), picks up from this moment after a radio introduction by none other than Jim Carrey, fellow Canadian and Abel Tesfaye’s friend and current neighbor in Los Angeles.

We again see The Weeknd lying on the ground of the crowded dance floor. He catches his breath, and is carried off and chained crucifix-style to a giant wheel as hooded dancers groove around him in some bizarre cult ritual — perhaps foreshadowing his forthcoming HBO cable series about a nightclub cult leader. He sings, “I sacrificed your love for more of the night … Can’t tie me down.” These lyrics, according to Genius, relate to his self-view sung about in previous albums, including “After Hours,” illustrating his desire to be with many women rather than “chained down” (if you will) to one. The Weeknd continues to beat himself up over his toxic approach to romance (per Pitchfork), such as in the lyric, “Every time you try to fix me / I know you’ll never find that missing piece.” He solidifies his desire to be alone through the lyrics, “I don’t wanna sacrifice for your love / I try but I love my time.”

Source: Nicki Swift

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