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The Weeknd Is Releasing A New Album This Week

The Weeknd will release his fifth studio album, Dawn FM, this Friday, 7th January.

Dawn FM arrives nearly two years after The Weeknd’s previous effort, After Hours. The album will include the single, ‘Take My Breath’, released in August 2021 and co-written/produced by Max Martin.

On New Year’s Day, The Weeknd Instagrammed a text exchange between himself and his creative director, La Mar Taylor. “Happy New Year brother! What we thinking ??” said La Mar.

The Weeknd wrote back, “Happy new year! Everything feels chaotic again. Music can heal and that feels more important than another album rollout. Let’s just drop the whole thing and enjoy it with the people…. XO”

The Weeknd has shared scant details about the record, but he has dropped a Dawn FM trailer, which describes the record as a “new sonic universe from the mind of The Weeknd.” The trailer also indicates the record will feature Quincy Jones, Tyler, the Creator, Lil Wayne, Oneohtrix Point Never and fellow Canadian, Jim Carrey.

In the months since ‘Take My Breath’ came out, The Weeknd has appeared on singles with Belly, Ye, Post Malone and Swedish House Mafia. Belly is signed to The Weeknd’s label XO Records. Check out the Dawn FM trailer below.

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