Jim Carrey Praises The Weeknd’s ‘Dawn FM’ Album as “Deep and Elegant”

The Weeknd‘s new album, ‘Dawn FM’ is slated for release this Friday and Jim Carrey is all praise for it by calling it deep and elegant. Having teased the LP’s imminent arrival over the New Year’s weekend by The Weeknd, it was announced with a trailer on 4th January.

Jim Carrey is credited with having collaborated on the record – alongwith Quincy Jones, Lil Wayne, Tyler, The Creator and Oneohtrix Point Never – and narrates the trailer’s outro. “You are now listening to 103.5, Dawn FM,” Carrey says suavely. “You’ve been in the dark for way too long. It’s time to walk into the light and accept your fate with open arms.”

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Following the announcement of ‘Dawn FM’, Carrey took to Twitter to praise the album. “It danced me around the room,” he wrote, noting that he was “thrilled to play a part in [Tesfaye’s] symphony.”

Abel Tesfaye echoed the actor and comedian’s praise, replying: “Thank you for being a part of this. It’s kismet. Full circle.”


Though it’s currently vague as to what Carrey contributed to ‘Dawn FM’ other than his narrative bit, his collaboration with Tesfaye is not entirely surprising. They have been close friends for years, as Tesfaye told Variety in 2020, noting that he and Carey were introduced over text and then realised they were actually neighbours.

“I texted him the address of my condo in LA, and he said, ‘I can literally see your place from my balcony,’ and we got out telescopes and were waving to each other,” Tesfaye said. “On my [30th] birthday, he called and told me to look out my window, and on his balcony he had these giant red balloons, and he picked me up and we went to breakfast. It was surreal. Jim Carrey was my first inspiration to be any kind of performer…”

‘Dawn FM’ is the follow-up to 2020’s ‘After Hours’. Tesfaye has released many songs, remixes, collaborations and music videos since then. In August, he released a video teaser for the new album alongside its lead single ‘Take My Breath’.

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In 2021, Tesfaye released a string of collaborative tracks, including  ‘Save Your Tears’ remix with Ariana Grande, ‘You Right’ with Doja Cat, ‘Better Believe’ with Belly and Young Thug, ‘Die For It’ with Belly and Nas, Moth To A Flame’ with Swedish House Mafia, and ‘One Right Now’ with Post Malone.

Apart from music, he also started to work on the upcoming HBO series The Idol, in which he stars and co-writes. Last month, he appeared on a new Aaliyah single, ‘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.