The Weeknd has announced a special livestream experience, ‘103.5 Dawn FM’ to accompany the release of his hotly-anticipated new album, Dawn FM.
The Weeknd recently announced his next album, Dawn FM, will drop on Friday, January 7. Alongside a trailer for the project and the reveal of the album cover earlier today, The Weeknd announced that the “sonic experience” will feature Tyler, the Creator, Lil Wayne, Quincy Jones, Oneohtrix Point Never, and Jim Carrey.
As a part of the rollout, The Weeknd will appear in ‘103.5 Dawn FM’, a live stream experience which will air exclusively on the Amazon Music channel on Twitch and in the Amazon Music app beginning at 9 p.m. PST on January 6. Exclusive merch for the event—including a limited-edition hoodie, t-shirt, and sweatshirt commemorating the live stream—will also be available at amazon.com/theweeknd and in the Amazon Music app. Fans will be able to purchase the merch for 48 hours starting at 5pm PST on January 6.
Of the live stream event, The Weeknd explains “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.”
Dawn FM is the follow-up to 2020’s After Hours. In the interim, however, Abel Tesfaye has released multiple songs, remixes, collaborations and videos since then and has also starred in and co-written the forthcoming HBO series The Idol. His new album will be his fifth in addition to three mixtapes released in 2011.
The artist had a busy 2021. Besides kickstarting his “new era”, he released a string of collaborative tracks including his “Save Your Tears” remix with Ariana Grande in April; “You Right” with Doja Cat in June; “Better Believe” alongside Belly and Young Thug in July; “Die For It”, once again with Belly as well as Nas, in August; “Moth To A Flame” with Swedish House Mafia in October; and “One Right Now” with Post Malone in November.
Last month, he appeared on a new Aaliyah record called “Poison”. The team-up was released via Blackground Records 2.0 and Empire ahead of a posthumous studio album by Aaliyah, which is due to arrive at a later date.