The Weeknd has released a new album and it features a bunch of surprise guest appearances.
Titled Dawn FM, the album features contributions from Jim Carrey (yes, that Jim Carrey) Calvin Harris, Tyler, the Creator, Lil Wayne, Quincy Jones, Oneohtrix Point Never, Swedish House Mafia, Max Martin, and Uncut Gems co-director Josh Safdie.
The singer teased the album last week, and it follows The Weeknd’s 2020 album After Hours.
But to his fans’ utter delight, The Weeknd also dropped a brand new music video for ‘Sacrifice’ to mark the exciting new release. Watch a snippet of the music video above.
He also promoted the album with a live-streamed event, 103.5 Dawn FM. A crowd wearing futuristic plastic face masks danced to the music. The party also had spoof commercial breaks for the fake 103.5 Dawn FM station.
The Weeknd also took to Instagram with a picture of him in makeup looking much older, to plug the album.
The tracklist for the new album is as follows:
- ‘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’
- ‘Don’t Break My Heart’
- ‘I Heard You’re Married’
- ‘Less Than Zero’
- ‘Phantom Regret by Jim’
Since the drop of the album, fans have been speculating if Dawn FM is really just an album all about the artist’s alleged romance with actress Angelina Jolie.
Eyebrows have been raised over one song in particular — ‘Here We Go…Again.’
In the song, Abel sings: “And my new girl, she a movie star. My new girl, she a movie star…But when I make her laugh, swear it cures my depressin’ thoughts.”
Fans posting under the #DawnFM hashtag on Twitter have a few guesses for who the artist is alluding to, sharing photos of the pair snapped together last year.
Rumours of the two as an ‘item’ have circulated since they were spotted leaving Los Angeles restaurant Giorgio Baldi in July 2021.
In October, Us Weekly reported things were getting more serious between the couple, who insist they’re just friends.
“Both Angie and Abel are telling people that they are just friends, but those who know them think something romantic is going on,” a source told the magazine. “She’s definitely warming toward Abel. He’s been pouring on the charm and going out of his way to impress her.”
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