The Weeknd has finally released his next album, Dawn FM, after months of hints and teases that warned “a dawn is coming.” The Weeknd described the record as “see the album being like the listener is dead.” It could seem joyous, or it could feel sad, depending on how you want it to feel,” he added. “And they’re stuck in this purgatory state, which I always imagined would be like being stuck in traffic waiting for the light at the end of the tunnel.”
Now that the record is out, you can explore these possible feelings. Tyler The Creator joins up with The Weeknd for the first collaboration of their careers on “Here We Go… Again,” which begins with The Weeknd toasting his recent successes, such as appearing at the Super Bowl Halftime Show in 2021. The downfalls of love and having to experience it several times are among the highlights, while Tyler reflects similar views in his own verse.
The collaboration between The Weeknd and Tyler The Creator comes after the former expressed his desire to collaborate with Tyler last spring. “I’m in awe of Tyler, the Creator and what he’s doing right now.” During an interview with GQ, The Weeknd said, “Tyler is funny, man.” “He’s somebody I truly appreciate because he wears his feelings on his sleeve,” the singer remarked.
With extra contributions from Jim Carrey, Quincy Jones, Lil Wayne, and Oneohtrix Point Never, Dawn FM has a total of 16 songs.