The Canadian star’s latest album features contributions from Quincy Jones, Tyler, the Creator, Lil Wayne, Oneohtrix Point Never, Jim Carrey, Swedish House Mafia, Max Martin and Calvin Harris
AceShowbiz –The Weeknd‘s fifth studio album “Dawn FM” is finally out. On Friday, January 7, the Canadian singer/songwriter released the “emotionally detrimental” record, which featured 16 songs.
Aside from the title track, “Dawn FM” consists of “Gasoline”, “How Do I Make You Love Me?”, his 2021 single “Take My Breath”, “Sacrifice”, “Out of Time” and “Best Friends”. It also includes “A Tale By Quincy” featuring Quincy Jones.
As for Jim Carrey, he contributes his voice to “Phantom Regret by Jim”. Tyler, the Creator is featured on “Here We Go… Again” while Lil Wayne is featured on “I Heard You’re Married”. Oneohtrix Point Never, Swedish House Mafia, Calvin Harris and Max Martin are also seen in the credits.
The Weeknd announced the release date of “Dawn FM” on Monday, January 3. At that time, he uploaded a trailer that teased “a new sonic universe from the mind of The Weeknd” on Instagram and Twitter. Alongside the one-minute-long footage, he wrote, “new album : dawn FM // january 7th.”
Jim later joined in to promote the album. Quote-retweeting the musician’s post, the comedian gushed, “I listened to Dawn FM with my good friend Abel @theweeknd last night. It was deep and elegant and it danced me around the room. I’m thrilled to play a part in his symphony.”
Catching wind of the “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” actor’s praise, the “Save Your Tears” himaker expressed his gratitude. “Thank you for being a part of this. It’s kismet. Full circle,” he raved.
The Weeknd later unveiled the cover art for “Dawn FM” in which he transformed into an old man. In the photo, he was seen rocking gray hair and beard as he looked straight at the camera.
“Dawn FM” is a follow-up of The Weeknd’s fourth album, “After Hours”. While he had some chart-topping songs in the album, the singer did not receive any nomination for the 2021 Grammy Awards, prompting him to call the Recording Academy “corrupt.”
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