The Weeknd Announces New Dawn FM Album

January 04, 2022

The Weeknd's new album will be released this week.
The Weeknd started the new year by announcing the imminent arrival of its long-awaited fifth album.

The Canadian artist's new album will be titled "Dawn FM" and will be released by XO / Republic Records / Universal Music this Friday, January 7th.

The Weeknd has been reporting for several months on his next album after "After Hours" 2020. In October, he revealed that the album was almost complete and that "the only thing missing is some characters that are essential to the narrative."

Prior to the announcement of the release of "Dawn FM", The Weeknd urged his fans to "wake up tomorrow morning".

On Monday, January 3, The Weeknd officially announced the release of his new album, posting on the internet a one-minute movie trailer that intensifies the anxiety.

The Weeknd

The trailer promises a "new sound universe from The Weeknd" and reveals that the album features Jim Carrey, Quincy Jones, Tyler, the Creator, Lil Wayne and Onoehtrix Point Never.

Before the end of the trailer, a voice from a radio says: "Now you are listening to Dawn FM 103.5. You have been in the dark for a long time. "It's time to come to light and accept your fate with open arms."

In August, The Weeknd shared the first taste of the album with the release of "Take My Breath", a single enriched with pop, funk, synth-wave and disco elements, which was a strong first step in launching the new of its capital.

The Weeknd had a pretty busy 2021. In addition to his "Take My Breath", he released his "Save Your Tears" remix with Ariana Grande in April and has collaborated with a number of other artists, including "You Right" with Doja Cat in June, "Better Believe" with Belly and Young Thug in July, "Die For It" again with Belly and Nas in August, "Moth To A Flame" with Swedish House Mafia in October and "One Right Now" with Post Malone in November.

In December, she starred in the late Aaliyah's unreleased song "Poison", which will be featured on a new R&B singer's posthumous album to be released later on FKA twigs' "Tears In The Club".