The Weeknd is kicking off the new year with a new album.
After much anticipation, the XO superstar has officially announced that his fifth studio album dawn FM will arrive this Friday, Jan. 7. He made the announcement in a trailer that promises a “new sonic universe from the mind of The Weeknd.”
The minute-long clip lists an all-star cast of contributors including Quincy Jones, Tyler, the Creator, Lil Wayne, and Oneohtrix Point Never.
Abel transforms once again into an elderly version of himself, while Jim Carrey provides narration.
“You are now listening to 103.5, dawn FM,” says the narrator. “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.”
In August, The Weeknd kicked off the dawn era with the album’s lead single, “Take My Breath.”
“It’s the album I’ve always wanted to make,” he told GQ, who described his new music as “Quincy Jones meets Giorgio Moroder meets the best-night-of-your-fu**ing-life party records.”
Following the album’s release, The Weeknd will hit the road on his “After Hours Til Dawn” stadium tour, which kicks off in the summer.
dawn FM marks the follow-up to 2020’s After Hours, which topped the Billboard 200 for four consecutive weeks and spawned the smash hit “Blinding Lights,” which was crowed the No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 Song of All Time.