The Weeknd’s new album Dawn FM features Oneohtrix Point Never and Jim Carrey
On Jim Carrey’s involvement, this is what the musician had to say: “It’s kismet. Full circle.”
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R&B singer-songwriter Abel Tesfaye aka The Weeknd is releasing a new album, Dawn FM, on Friday (7 January). The record will feature long-time collaborator Oneohtrix Point Never, Quincy Jones, Tyler, the Creator, Lil Wayne, and actor Jim Carrey, whose involvement has fans scratching their heads.
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The artist took to social media to share the news on Monday (3 January), teasing fans with a cryptic 60-second trailer that featured snippets of his new music.
Soon after The Weeknd announced his upcoming release, Jim Carrey, whose involvement in the album remains a mystery still, tweeted in praise of the project: “I listened to Dawn FM with my good friend Abel @theweeknd last night. It was deep and elegant and it danced me around the room. I’m thrilled to play a part in his symphony”.
The musician soon replied, saying: “Thank you for being a part of this. It’s kismet. Full circle”.
Billed as a “new sonic universe from the mind of The Weeknd,” Dawn FM is the artist’s fifth studio album and a much-anticipated follow-up to After Hours, which debuted atop the Billboard 200 in 2020
Last August, The Weeknd released Take My Breath, a synth-pop funk track that will serve as the lead single from the forthcoming Dawn FM album.