After breaking the all-time record with his previous album After Hours, Abel Tesfaye aka The Weeknd is all geared up to release his fifth studio album which is titled Dawn FM. He has been teasing this album since last year during Billboard Music Award 2021, where he said, “After Hours are done and the Dawn is coming”.
Since then, the XO has been hyped up about the new album which was speculated to be titled, Dawn. So, guess what, the dawn is really here. Let us get into more details.
On January 3rd, The Weeknd announced via his social media that his album is coming out on 7th January, 2022, which is titled as Dawn FM, and it will be a follow up to his fourth studio album After Hours, which was a critical and commercial success. It surely is an amazing way to kick off the new year for The Weeknd fans who are better known as XO.
Abel posted a one minute long teaser on his social media which also featured a monologue by the Canadian-American actor Jim Carrey, who is a huge fan of the artist, and also he is featured in the album. Along with Carrey, other artists featured are Tyler, The Creator, Lil Wayne, Quincy Jones and Oneohtrix Point Never.
The one minute long trailer describes this new album as “A new sonic universe from the mind of The Weeknd”, while Carrey says, “You are now listening to 103.5 Dawn FM. You’ve been in the dark for way too long. It’s time to walk into the light and accept your faith with open arms.”
Just the following day after the album was announced, Tesfaye posted the album cover where we see an older version of him with white hair and beard, which most probably represents his true hidden self from the world.
From the trailer, we can have a theory that after escaping from LA, he crashed his car and hence a new day commences showing that he is finally free from the dark forces. But the reality is different, as he is now captured in a cult where his soul is being taken away possibly by the devil.
Following this announcement, Tesfaye posted a video where he revealed the tracklist from the album. In this video, Carrey again has a monologue where he says, “God knows life is chaos, but he made one thing true. You gotta unwind your mind to your soul to align and dance till you find that divine boogaloo.” Dawn FM has altogether 16 tracks and they are:
- “Dawn FM”
- “How Do I Make You Love Me?”
- “Take My Breath”
- “A Tale by Quincy”
- “Out of Time”
- “Here We Go… Again”
- “Best Friends”
- “Is There Someone Else?”
- “Starry Eyes”
- “Every Angel is Terrifying”