The dawn is coming.
Before he drops his new album dawn FM on Friday, The Weeknd has revealed the cover art. The XO crooner ditches the red blazer from his After Hours era and transforms into his latest persona as an elderly version of himself. The aged Abel, who also appears in the album trailer, dons gray hair and a gray beard.
On Monday, The Weeknd announced that his fifth studio album, described as a “new sonic universe from the mind of The Weeknd,” will hit streaming services on Friday (Jan. 7), with contributions from Quincy Jones, Tyler, the Creator, Lil Wayne, and Oneohtrix Point Never.
The minute-clip trailer also features narration from Jim Carrey, who tweeted, “I listened to Dawn FM with my good friend Abel @theweeknd last night. It was deep and elegant and it danced me around the room. I’m thrilled to play a part in his symphony.”
dawn FM marks the follow-up to 2020’s After Hours. In August, The Weeknd released the album’s first single, “Take My Breath.”