The Weeknd releases new album "Dawn FM"


January 11, 2022

A new sound universe from The Weeknd's mind.

The Weeknd invites us to tune into the sound universe of "Dawn FM" through its new album that has just been released.

After the lonely and sadistic journey he made in the dark "midnight hours" with his last album, the extremely successful "After Hours" of 2020 which contained the world hits "Blinding Lights", "Save Your Tears" and "In Your Years" , The Weeknd unravels the complex thread of a new exciting adventure that springs from his diverse imagination.

The cover of the album "Dawn FM", in which The Weeknd appears old, introduces to the public a new character, which is a sharp departure from the mysterious persona of Abel Tesfaye for "After Hours" with the red jacket, black gloves and the broken nose.

"Dawn FM" is an overnight dance album of a pulse album. Most of the 16 songs of "Dawn FM" are equipped with glamorous synthesizers that prove The Weeknd's constant love for new wave and R&B, as well as his instinct to create irresistible melodies.

The Weeknd explained the idea behind his new album in an interview with Billboard last November.

"Imagine the album as if it were a dead listener. And to be stuck in the purgatory, which I always imagined would be like being stuck in traffic waiting to reach the light at the end of the tunnel ", he described.

"And while he is stuck in traffic, he has a radio station playing in the car, with a radio producer guiding him to the light and helping him cross to the other side," he added.

Working primarily with production wizards Max Martin and Oneohtrix Point Never, as well as the Swedish House Mafia, The Weeknd embraces the reality of death while still navigating the intricacies of intimacy.

The first sample from "Dawn FM" was revealed last August with the release of the single "Take My Breath", a song with disco influences that puts the title into practice and takes the listener's breath away.

"Dawn FM" includes entries from a wide range of guests.

Actor Jim Carrey takes on the role of radio producer on "Dawn FM" to soften the macabre theme of the album, and legendary record producer Quincy Jones, who has collaborated with artists such as Michael Jackson and Frank Sinatra, brings interesting stories. of.

Also rappers Tyler, the Creator and Lil Wayne add hip-hop touches, while experimental music producer and composer Oneohtrix Point Never, nicknamed Daniel Lopatin, puts his stamp on original digital stunts.

The Weeknd's worldview, a conscious creation that is quite different from that of Abel Tesfaye, is outlined in the most exquisite way on "Dawn FM".