The Weeknd set to drop his fifth album this weekend

His latest offering, 'Dawn FM' includes collaborations with Lil Wayne, Tyler, the Creator, Jim Carey among others

Entertainment Desk January 04, 2022

The wait is finally over! After months of teasing, Canadian singer-songwriter The Weeknd announced that his new album, Dawn FM, will release on Friday, January 7

Born Abel Tesfaye, the once underground R&B singer, took to social media on Monday to unveil the release date of his forthcoming album with a characteristically cryptic video teaser showcasing snippets from what may be his new music. He captioned the enigmatic video, “New album: Dawn FM // January 7th”.


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Said to be “a new sonic universe from the mind of The Weeknd”, the yet-to-be-released album features collaborations with Quincy Jones, Lil Wayne, Tyler, the Creator, longtime musical collaborator Oneohtrix Point Never and actor Jim Carrey.

Although the Call Out My Name crooner has worked on several collaborations, such as the upcoming HBO series, The Idol, Dawn FM will be his first full-length release since his blockbuster 2020 album, After Hours.

The Starboy hitmaker's first revealed the album’s title in May in an interview with Variety, where he teased about his new music after hinting about it on social media posts. “If the last record is the After Hours of the night,” he said, “then the dawn is coming.”

Periodically, The Weeknd hinted many times towards dawn having a significance in his new album. Earlier last year, he shared a video teaser along with his Take My Breath single right before revealing details of his album. The 31-year-old’s body of work goes beyond his albums. The upcoming album technically stands as his fifth one, excluding his Trilogy mixtapes, remixes, stray songs and guest appearances.

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