Album: Dawn FM (2022)
Charted: 29
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  • Here, The Weeknd makes a 5 a.m. call to his lover. He's high, can't sleep and feeling empty. Abel fears dying from his drug addiction, so if his partner is beside him in his bed, she can save him from ODing. So meaningless is his life, he tells her if he does pass away, she should burn his body with "gasoline."
  • This is the first proper song on Dawn FM, a concept album of sorts that describes a purgatorial journey towards the light. The synth jam finds The Weeknd having a drug-induced existential crisis at the start of his trip.

    It's 5 a.m., I'm nihilist
    I know there's nothing after this

    Abel doesn't believe in an afterlife, and when he dies, he will be annihilated. He is without hope and only his lover can restore his faith.
  • The album title refers to The Weeknd starting his walk at 5 a.m. (dawn). A radio DJ, voiced by Jim Carrey, guides the singer towards the light.
  • The Weeknd co-wrote and co-produced the new-wave robo-funk cut with Oneohtrix Point Never (real name Daniel Lopatin). The Massachusetts-born electronic musician co-produced 10 songs on Dawn FM. He previously worked on the After Hours tracks "Until I Bleed Out," "Scared To Live," and "Repeat After Me."
  • Directed by Matilda Finn, the video begins with an older version of The Weeknd crashing his car into a "DO NOT ENTER" signpost. The dazed star stumbles into a sinister nightclub, where he comes face-to-face with a younger version of himself.


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