The Weeknd’s Dropping His New Album “Dawn FM” This Friday

The Weeknd performs during the half time show at Super Bowl LV in 2021
The Weeknd performs during the half time show at Super Bowl LV in 2021. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI/Shutterstock (11750081k)

2022 is finally here and The Weekend is kicking it off on a high note. He’ll start the New Year by giving his fans the best gift they could possibly ask for—his fifth studio album Dawn FM.

The Canadian superstar has teased the release of a new project The Dawn on several occasions during his After Hours era, and it was just a matter of time before he made it official. He first hinted he’s getting ready to drop it in a text exchange with his creative director La Mar Taylor, before officially announcing that Dawn FM is coming out on January 7.

The lead single from this record, “Take My Breath”, came out earlier this summer and entered the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The album is also expected to feature collaborations with Tyler, the Creator, Lil Wayne, Quincy Jones, Oneohtrix Point Never, and Jim Carrey.

Dawn FM comes less than two years since The Weeknd dropped his seminal album After Hours and gave us chart-topping hits “Heartless”, “Blinding Lights”, and “Save Your Tears”. He’ll promote both albums by embarking on After Hours til Dawn world tour, which was previously hit by several major delays caused by the Covid pandemic.