After the release of his hotly anticipated Dawn FM album, it's clear The Weeknd's penchant for dance music is more voracious than ever.
The Weeknd has long championed electronic dance music, collaborating with the likes of Gesaffelstein, Daft Punk, and Disclosure, among others. However, Dawn FM twists the knife into this curiosity by presenting the most dance-forward album of his career.
And it's also his most creative yet. The album plays out like a radio station during a late-night drive in the 80s, featuring sultry interludes from Jim Carrey and Quincy Jones. But despite its escapist narrative and lovelorn motifs, at its core, the phantasmagoric Dawn FM was designed for dance parties.
The proof is in the pudding. The Weeknd joined forces with disco-pop extraordinaire Calvin Harris for "I Heard You're Married," which harkens back to the seductive sound design of the producer's Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 album. Lil Wayne features on the track, a bittersweet billet-doux from The Weeknd to a married woman he doesn't want to share.