“The Weeknd music will heal Us,” the 46-year-old rapper tweeted on Thursday (January 6).
The Weeknd music will heal Us
— juicy j (@therealjuicyj) January 7, 2022
Dawn FM features multiple voiceovers from actor Jim Carey in addition to appearances from 2021 HipHopDX Rapper of the Year Tyler, the Creator, Lil Wayne, Quincy Jones, and Oneohtrix Point Never. The “Take My Breath” singer said before the project’s release that he did this one for the fans and that he doesn’t even care about first week numbers.
“This doesn’t matter to me,” the singer wrote on Twitter. “What matters is getting to experience the album together with the fans during these times.”
this doesn’t matter to me. what matters is getting to experience the album together with the fans during these times https://t.co/CwHJnMaFS2
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) January 6, 2022
The Weeknd also recently told Billboard that Dawn FM is heavily about the afterlife.
“Picture the album being like the listener is dead,” Abel said. “And they’re stuck in this purgatory state, which I always imagined would be like being stuck in traffic waiting to reach the light at the end of the tunnel.”
He continued, “And while you’re stuck in traffic, they got a radio station playing in the car, with a radio host guiding you to the light and helping you transition to the other side. So it could feel celebratory, could feel bleak, however, you want to make it feel, but that’s what The Dawn is for me.”