The Weeknd Transforms Into an Old Man for His 'Dawn FM' Album Artwork

Out on January 7.

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The Weeknd has unveiled the cover art for his upcoming album, Dawn FM, which is slated for release on Friday, January 7.

The artwork, which The Weeknd shared to Instagram, sees the Toronto-based artist as an older version of himself, complete with wrinkles, grey hair and a solemn expression on his face. The Weeknd’s aged-up persona, which previously appeared in the minute-long trailer for the forthcoming project, appears to be the artist’s key identity on the album.

 

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The trailer for the After Hours follow-up introduces “a new sonic universe from the mind of The Weeknd” and reveals a list of features from the likes of Tyler, the CreatorLil Wayne, Quincy Jones, Oneohtrix Point Never, and, interestingly, actor Jim Carrey.

Following the album’s announcement, Carrey 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. ;^•.”

The Weeknd then responded, “Thank you for being a part of this. It’s kismet. Full circle [single tear emoji].”

Elsewhere, the official Weeknd webstore has listed two alternate Dawn FM album covers, named the Collector’s 01 and Collor’s 02 editions. Those versions, which feature artwork from Robert Beatty, will be available in both CD and vinyl formats.

Take a look at the official Dawn FM album artwork above.

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