UPDATE (6/1): The Weeknd has continued to trickle out more information about his impending new album, Dawn FM, this time sharing the full track list for the album. The list appeared at the end of a short teaser video that also included some new music. And while the clip didn’t offer full insight into the album’s guests, two tracks — “A Tale by Quincy” and “Phantom Regret by Jim” — ostensibly will feature Quincy Jones and Jim Carrey, respectively. The full Dawn FM track list is below.
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) January 5, 2022
UPDATE (5/1): The Weeknd has shared the cover art for his new album, Dawn FM, which shows the pop star digitally aged with a face full of wrinkles and a fully gray beard and hair. A pre-save link for the album is also available.
The Weeknd is teaming up with Jim Carrey, Quincy Jones, Tyler, the Creator, Lil Wayne, and Oneohtrix Point Never for what he’s calling “a new sonic universe” — is next album, Dawn FM, out this Friday.
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. ;^• https://t.co/FV2LoKLYVX
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) January 3, 2022
In an appropriately moody teaser clip on Instagram, the newest iteration of Abel Tesfaye — gone are the bandages of the After Hours era — pulls up in a black ride, only to be hauled away by a bunch of figures in cloaks. Tesfaye then blinks into a bright light, a woman undulates, a spooky figure in red appears, and what sounds to be Jim Carrey’s voice announces: “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 fate with open arms.”
The announcement comes after a few days of teasing on Instagram, with cheeky references to “dawn” and a screencap of a text message hinting at new music. In recent weeks, the musician has also dropped new music with FKA Twigs and a posthumous song with Aaliyah. He’s also recently teamed up with Post Malone and Rosalía.
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From Rolling Stone US