The release of The Weeknd’s latest album, ‘Dawn FM’ came upon us on January 7th and we can’t get enough! Following his previous album, ‘After Hours’ we see The Weeknd “walk into the light” with this epic whirlwind of emotions, replacing woeful introspection with a bit of upbeat fantasy – the result of creatively searching a way out of the claustrophobic reality of the last two years.
With the experience of hosting and curating music for his very own MEMENTO MORI radio show on Apple Music as his guiding light, Dawn FM is crafted in a similar fashion, complete with a DJ to set the tone for the segments within. “It’s time to walk into the light and accept your fate with open arms,” the host, voiced by Jim Carey, declares on the opening track. “Scared? Don’t worry.”
Of course, there is absolutely nothing to fear. The Weeknd packs the first half with euphoric nurses that include the Swedish House Mafia-assisted “How Do I Make You Love Me?” and “Sacrifice”. There’s are sense of serenity as he moves into the next two tracks, “Is There Someone Else?” and “Starry Eyes”.
Despite the album being somewhat sullen, which reflects on what most people feel like as they wade through the seemingly endless existence of a life dictated virus, he’s also aiming to parallel those feelings of morbidity, by providing some hope amongst all this doom and gloom.
Give Dawn FM a listen via the YouTube link below: