After releasing his heat expected Dawn FM album, obviously The WeekHis passion for dance music is more passionate than ever.
Weeknd has long promoted electronic dance music, collaborating with the likes of Gesaffelstein, Daft Punk, and Disclosure, among others. However, Dawn FM It twisted the knife of this curiosity by presenting the most dance-forward album of his career.
And it’s also his most creative yet. The album plays like a radio station on a night drive in the 80s, with sultry interludes from Jim Carrey and Quincy Jones. But despite its escapist narrative and lovelorn motifs, at its core, the phantasmagoric Dawn FM designed for dance party.
The proof is in the pudding. Weeknd joins forces with the disco-pop extraordinaire Calvin Harris for “I Heard You’re Married,” reminiscent of the producer’s catchy sound design. Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 album. Lil Wayne shows up on the track, a bittersweet billet-doux from The Weeknd to a married woman he doesn’t want to share.
Swedish House Mafia makes electrifying Dawn FM cut “How Can I Love Me?” Here, The Weeknd’s lyrics about escaping reality reflect the subversive direction of the legendary electronic music trio, which embraces a synthwave-inspired sound.
The Swedish House Mafia also produced “Sacrifice,” which has a more serious tone than the rooted lush soundscapes of “How Do I Make You Love Me?” The Weeknd also released a shocking music video for the single:
You can listen Dawn FM in full below and find the album on streaming platforms HERE.