How to pre-order The Weeknd's Dawn FM vinyl as album release looms

Bruno Cooke January 5, 2022
How to pre-order The Weeknd's Dawn FM vinyl as album release looms

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The Weeknd (real name: Abel Tesfaye) teased his new album’s arrival in a series of cryptic social media updates; he’s just revealed the tracklist for Dawn FM, featuring Tyler, The Creator and Jim Carrey, among others – but is it available on vinyl, and if so, when is its release date and how do you pre-order it? Here’s what we know.

Dawn FM album and vinyl release dates revealed

Dawn FM, the latest album from Canadian singer-songwriter and record producer, will come out on January 7.

That means it will be available on to stream and download this coming Friday. To listen to Dawn FM before its official release, tune in to The Weeknd’s 103.5 listening party taking place “somewhere in Los Angeles” on January 6.

It starts at 9pm PT/12am ET. Visit twitch.tv/amazonmusic to listen (see tweet below).

But fans will have to wait a little longer to listen to Dawn FM on vinyl – its release date, according to The Weeknd’s online shop, is April 29, 2022.

Source: YouTube [The Weeknd]

How to pre-order The Weeknd’s Dawn FM on vinyl

Fans can pre-order The Weeknd’s newest release, Dawn FM, on vinyl by visiting the online shop. For residents of the UK, visit the UK shop. If you’re in the US, visit the US shop.

It costs US$38 (or, bizarrely, US$39.99 if bought from the UK shop).

For people on the other side of the Atlantic, it’s £29.99. That doesn’t include the delivery fee, which is $6.95 for those in the US, or £3.95 in the UK.

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The vinyl pressing includes two discs.

Each purchaser can only add four music products to their cart – meaning you can buy a maximum of four lots of Dawn FM on vinyl.

How many tracks does Dawn FM have?

The whole release contains 16 tracks. Pitchfork published the whole Dawn FM tracklist earlier today.

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It features Tyler, the Creator, Lil Wayne, Quincy Jones, Oneohtrix Point Never, and Jim Carrey – the latter has described The Weeknd’s latest album as “deep and elegant”, reports NME.

Carrey narrated the outro to the album’s trailer. Listeners will have to wait to know what else he contributed.

“It danced me around the room,” the actor wrote on Twitter on January 3, adding that he was “thrilled to play a part in [Tesfaye’s] symphony.”

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Bruno is a novelist, amateur screenwriter and journalist with interests in digital media, storytelling, film and politics. He’s lived in France, China, Sri Lanka and the Philippines, but returned to the UK for a degree (and because of the pandemic) in 2020. His articles have appeared in Groundviews, Forge Press and The Friday Poem, and most are readable on Medium or onurbicycle.com.