NEW ALBUM: THE WEEKND | DAWN FM (ALTERNATE WORLD)
The Weeknd started teasing his new album as long ago as last year’s Billboard Music Awards, but it wasn’t until last week that the project finally dropped. Now that "Dawn FM" has arrived after months of cryptic teasers, Abel is giving fans even more than they bargained for — the project is a whopping 16 tracks long and features an appearance from famous Canadian Jim Carrey. Not only that, but earlier this week, the R&B superstar also let fans know that 2020s "After Hours" and "Dawn FM" are part of a brand new trilogy, mirroring an album release technique that set Abel apart very early in his career. Now The Weekend has released an expanded edition of his new album. "Dawn FM" (Alternate World)' that features three new tracks: a remix of cut "Take My Breath" featuring Agents Of Time, a "Sacrifice" remix with Swedish House Mafia, who he also collaborated with for new closer "Moth To A Flame." Technically billed as remixes, the songs also bear that “alternate world” label, which might indicate that there’s an alternate version of every song, "Dawn FM," with its original tracklist arrived on January 7, after only being announced a few days prior. The follow-up to 2020's "After Hours" features Jim Carrey, Quincy Jones, Tyler, The Creator, Lil Wayne and Oneohtrix Point Never.