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The Weeknd to release new album ‘Dawn FM’ this Friday

Abel Tesfaye's latest features appearances from the likes of Jim Carrey, Quincy Jones and more

By Brenna Ehrlich

The Weeknd
The Weeknd recently marked the one-year anniversary of 'Dawn FM'. (Photo: Brian Ziff)

The Weeknd is teaming up with Jim Carrey, Quincy Jones, Tyler, the Creator, Lil Wayne, and Oneohtrix Point Never for what he’s calling “a new sonic universe” — his next album, Dawn FM, out this Friday.

Carrey tweeted of the collaboration: “[The album] was deep and elegant and it danced me around the room. I’m thrilled to play a part in his symphony.”

In an appropriately moody teaser clip on Instagram, the newest iteration of Abel Tesfaye — gone are the bandages of the After Hours era — pulls up in a black ride, only to be hauled away by a bunch of figures in cloaks. Tesfaye then blinks into a bright light, a woman undulates, a spooky figure in red appears, and what sounds to be Jim Carrey’s voice announces: “You are now listening to 103.5 Dawn FM. You’ve been in the dark for way too long. It’s time to walk into the light and accept your fate with open arms.”

The announcement comes after a few days of teasing on Instagram, with cheeky references to “dawn” and a screencap of a text message hinting at new music. In recent weeks, the musician has also dropped new music with FKA Twigs and a posthumous song with Aaliyah. He’s also recently teamed up with Post Malone and Rosalía.