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.

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.