Featuring a sample from Alicia Myers’ 1981 “I Want to Thank You” track, “Sacrifice” was co-produced by Swedish House Mafia and Max Martin. The Cliqua-directed music video kicks off with a close-up, centered shot of the artist listening to an announcement. The scene then showcases him teleporting to another dark space filled with hooded dancers who tie him to a giant wheel. The visual transitions between an array of scenes as The Weeknd performs his upbeat track.
Watch the full music video above and listen to Dawn FM below.
UPDATE (January 7, 2022): The Weeknd’s hotly anticipated fifth studio album has finally arrived. Dubbed Dawn FM, the 16-track record features guest appearances from Tyler, The Creator on “Here We Go… Again,” Lil Wayne on “I Heard You’re Married,” and Quincy Jones, Oneohtrix Point Never and Jim Carrey on the “Phantom Regret” outro. “The power of the 103.5 Dawn FM experience is that maximum fulfillment comes when all who hear it are tuned in at the same time,” the artist shared in a statement.
Listen to Dawn FM in full via Spotify and Apple Music below.
UPDATE (January 5, 2022): The Weeknd has shared the tracklist for his upcoming album, Dawn FM, days ahead of its release.
The singer’s fifth studio album is made up of 16 tracks with features by Quincy Jones, Jim Carrey and more.
See the full tracklist below. Dawn FM is expected to drop on January 7.
1. Dawn FM
3. How Can I Make You Love Me
4. Take My Breath
6. A Tale By Quincy [Jones]
7. Out Of Time
8. Here We Go Again
9. Best Friends
10. Is There Someone Else?
11. Starry Eyes
12. Every Angel Is Terrifying
13. Don’t Break My Heart
14. I Heard You’re Married
15. Less Than Zero
16. Phantom Regret by Jim [Carey]
UPDATE (January 4, 2022): Days away from the release of his latest album, Dawn FM, The Weeknd has revealed the cover art for his highly anticipated new record. The R&B singer shared the album cover on Instagram today, which portrayed him as a much older man.
In a slew of mysterious social media announcements, a one-minute teaser video names rapper Tyler, The Creator, actor Jim Carrey and industry legend Quincy Jones as a few of the upcoming album’s featured artists.
In a more intimate post, the 31-year-old musician lets fans know that he is doing away with the standard album rollout, opting to drop the entire collection of songs at once online. Posting a screenshot of a conversation with La Mar Taylor, co-founder of XO Records, The Weeknd writes, “Everything feels chaotic again. Music can heal, and that feels more important than another album rollout. Let’s just drop the whole thing and enjoy it with the people … XO.”
Dawn FM is scheduled for release on Friday, January 7. Take a look at the cover art for The Weeknd’s fifth studio album below.
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ORIGINAL STORY (January 3, 2022): The Weeknd finally confirms when he plans on releasing his fifth studio album, Dawn FM, after months of teasing.
The singer recently took to social media to share a video of his forthcoming era. “New album : dawn FM // january 7th,” he captioned an Instagram and Twitter post. The trailer gave away more details on what to expect about the highly anticipated project, revealing this is “a new sonic universe from the mind of The Weeknd.” Additionally, the video teaser confirmed Tyler, The Creator, Lil Wayne, Quincy Jones, Oneohtrix Point Never and Jim Carrey as features.
Before confirming the upcoming album’s release date, The Weeknd shared various cryptic posts all suggesting the LP would be coming sooner than expected. While sharing a text message conversation with La Mar Taylor, co-founder of XO Records, the musician wrote, “Everything feels chaotic again. Music can heal, and that feels more important than another album rollout. Let’s just drop the whole thing and enjoy it with the people … XO.” He had also taken to Twitter to warn fans about the exciting news. “Wake up at dawn tomorrow,” The Weeknd previously tweeted.
The Weeknd’s fifth studio album is out on January 7. Watch the trailer for Dawn FM below.
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