The Weeknd Refutes Idea That He Hates "Dawn FM"

The Weeknd shot down fans who claimed he hates "Dawn FM."

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The Weeknd "After Hours Til Dawn" Tour - Los Angeles - Backstage

The Weeknd has responded to a fan theory that he hates his latest album, Dawn FM, as compared to his previous project, After Hours. The Canadian singer went back and forth with fans over the idea on Twitter, Sunday night.

“I feel like the Dawn FM era didn’t have its time to shine the way it deserved," one user wrote. The Weeknd responded, “Really? I don’t know if I agree… maybe elaborate?” When told he hates Dawn FM, he replied, "??? Not true! One of my favorites hands down." Another fan said that they wish Dawn FM was given more love, to which The Weeknd argued, "It had same amount of music videos as after hours. Maybe one less? A universe. dawn fm experience short film, stadium tour(still going), live film and live album… i don’t think it needs more.. it’s perfect."

The Weeknd Performs On The After Hours Til Dawn” Tour

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 27: In this image released on December 7, The Weeknd performs during his “After Hours Til Dawn” tour at SoFi Stadium on November 27, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Live Nation)

The Weeknd supported Dawn FM with four singles when it dropped, including "Take My Breath", "Sacrifice", "Out of Time" and "Less than Zero." However, he combined a tour for the project with After Hours, which was titled the After Hours Til Dawn tour.

Elsewhere in the conversation, The Weeknd revealed that he will be serving as the co-executive producer on a new album from Mike Dean dropping this week. “New @therealmikedean 4:23 album co-executive produced by me dropping this week,” he wrote on Twitter alongside an old photo of the 58-year-old producer. The Weeknd also confirmed that one of his recent snippets on Instagram Live will be featured on the tracklist. “This photo… I’m playing ima drop it," he said. "The ‘mysterious’ artist gag been played out since back in 2011 house of balloon days. We gonna drop it on mike Dean album.”

The Weeknd is also preparing to release his own new music in the coming months. Ahead of his appearance in The Idol, he says he's dropping a project for the series. “There’s a whole album. I’m not shying away from making music. It’s just adding another element to my already crowded schedule,” he told Interview Magazine, earlier this month. The Idol will premiere on HBO on June 4.

The Weeknd Explains His Opinion On "Dawn FM"


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