We still haven’t stopped listening to The Weeknd’s last album After Hours, but its follow-up is already on the way. After months of speculations, the Canadian hitmaker announced he’s dropping his fifth studio album Dawn FM later this week.
The Weeknd has been teasing a new project with a working title The Dawn for quite some time, and he kicked 2022 off by officially announcing it. The first hint came in the form of a text message that he shared with his creative director La Mar Taylor, where he wrote, “Let’s just drop the whole thing and enjoy it with the people.”
Just a day later, The Weeknd announced that Dawn FM will hit the shelves on January 7. In addition to the lead single “Take My Breath”, it’s expected to feature contributions from Tyler, the Creator, Lil Wayne, Quincy Jones, Oneohtrix Point Never, and Jim Carrey.
Dawn FM serves as the follow-up to The Weeknd’s seminal album After Hours, which came out in 2020 and produced the No. 1 hits “Heartless”, “Blinding Lights”, and “Save Your Tears”. He’s expected to promote both albums with After Hours til Dawn world tour later this year, after delaying it several times in the face of the global pandemic.