Following arrivals in Barcelona, Melbourne, Dubai, Santiago, Austin, and Paris. Montreal’s acclaimed festival Piknic Électronik…
Featuring collaborations with Swedish House Mafia & Calvin Harris.
Just days after announcing the arrival of his much anticipated ‘Dawn FM’ album, The Weeknd has decided to drop the full-length record. The artist’s fifth album, which he described as ‘a new sonic universe’ in an Instagram trailer, includes the single ‘Take My Breath’, released this past August.
Much of the record was co-produced by experimental electronic musician Daniel Lopatin, best known as Oneohtrix Point Never, along with producers Max Martin and Oscar Holter. The new LP features contributions from a host of names from the musical elite, including Tyler the Creator, Lil Wayne, Quincy Jones, and actor Jim Carrey, who narrates a soliloquy on the closing ‘Phantom Regret by Jim’.
Additionally, the song’s songs ‘How Do I Make You Love Me’ and ‘Sacrifice’ feature Swedish House Mafia on their respective credits. The Weeknd is no stranger to working with the Swedish EDM trio, having previously collaborated on their single ‘Moth To A Flame’ last year. For its part, ‘I Heard You’re Married’ with Lil Wayne was produced by Calvin Harris.
Listen to The Weeknd’s ‘Dawn FM’ below.