The Weeknd is down to party — even in the afterlife! The singer released his highly anticipated fifth album, Dawn FM, on Friday. The album takes listeners on an eerie journey as The Weeknd is in purgatory. Jim Carrey becomes the fictional host of the Dawn FM radio station who helps lost souls with their transition. Quincy Jones also appears as a guest on the radio show to discuss a formative moment in his life when his mother was institutionalized with dementia. Despite some of the dark messaging throughout the album, there are also themes of love. The artist is able to get you to dance along to the lofi hip-hop meets disco music no matter the topic. Other features include Tyler, the Creator and Lil Wayne and producers Oneohtrix Point Never and Swedish House Mafia.
Ahead of the album's release, The Weeknd dropped a new teaser that expanded on the first trailer announcing that his fifth album would drop on Jan. 7. The video showed the artist walking at dawn followed by flashes of himself crying on the floor at a club while an older version of himself is in the club in anguish. Another scene shows a woman in a red cloak appearing to take away his youth (perhaps a nod to his red-suited persona?). As the trailer continues, the 31-year-old version of The Weeknd and the older version of him start fighting at the club. The tussle leaves the older one battered on the floor. Midway through the 60-second teaser, the tracklist is revealed as a voice-over says, "God knows life is chaos, but he made one thing true: you got to unwind your mind, train your soul to align, and dance till you find that divine boogaloo." A new era of The Weeknd is here. Keep reading to listen to the album!