The Weeknd’s New Album Is Here
Andrew Parker - January 9, 2022

Lester

By Shel Silverstein

Lester was given a magic wish
By the goblin who lives in the banyan tree,
And with his wish he wished for two more wishes-
So now instead of just one wish, he cleverly had three.
And with each one of these
He simply wished for three more wishes,
Which gave him three old wishes, plus nine new.
And with each of these twelve
He slyly wished for three more wishes,
Which added up to forty-six -- or is it fifty-two?
Well anyway, he used each wish
To wish for wishes 'til he had
Five billion, seven million, eighteen thousand thirty-four.
And then he spread them on the ground
And clapped his hands and danced around
And skipped and sang, and then sat down
And wished for more.
And more...and more...they multiplied
While other people smiled and cried
And loved and reached and touched and felt.
Lester sat amid his wealth
Stacked mountain-high like stacks of gold,
Sat and counted -- and grew old.
And then one Thursday night they found him
Dead -- with his wishes piled around him.
And they counted the lot and found that not
A single one was missing.
All shiny and new -- here, take a few
And think of Lester as you do.
In a world of apples and kisses and shoes
He wasted his wishes on wishing.

It’s been some time since Abel or The Weeknd, put out some true pop music. The Canadian native would not share personal things about his life earlier in his music career. But he recently came out with the follow-up to his 2020’s After Hours. The new album, Dawn FM came out this past Friday and fans are going absolutely nuts. The teaser trailer for this album features Abel with a brand new persona and makes him out to be an elderly man. Even more, some of our favorite artists are featured on the new album, such as Tyler, the Creator, Lil Wayne, Quincy Jones, Oneohtrix Point Never, and Jim Carrey.

 

The Weeknd, winner of Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top R&B Artist, Top R&B Male Artist, Top R&B Album, Top Hot 100 Song Presented by Rockstar, Top Radio Song, and Top R&B Song, poses backstage during the 2021 Billboard Music Awards held at the Microsoft Theater on May 2021 inCalifornia

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He teased us for months with this new album and it’s finally here and we couldn’t be more excited. The trailer he revealed closes with a radio-D voiceover that says, “You are now listening to 103.5: Dawn fm. 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.” This album is his first full-length release since “After Hours,” which was released in March 2020. This is technically his fifth album, but he also has three mixtapes he released back in 2011. Before the announcement, he teased fans on Twitter by saying, “Wake up at dawn tomorrow.” If you’ve got the chance to listen to it, it sounds so effortless and we wouldn’t expect anything less from this pop star.

 

The album doesn’t stray too far away from After Hours, but he does throw some surprises at us. This album is definitely 80’s influenced and makes us feel nostalgic for the time. He seems to have a newfound drive when it comes to this album. The album closes with some advice where he sings, “God knows life is chaos but he made one thing true: you gotta unwind your mind, train your soul to align and dance til you find that divine boogaloo. In other words: you gotta be heaven to see heaven. May peace be with you.” It sounds as if this album is a journey for him to find inner peace and we are all for it.  Get your earphones and set some time to listen to The Weeknd’s new masterpiece of an album.