Just four days after the release of his new album, Dawn FM, The Weeknd is back with more newness. The singer unveiled the music video for his latest single, “Gasoline,” on Jan. 11, and it brought the return of his infamous old man persona. The eerie video shows The Weeknd battling his inner demons as he gallivants through a nightclub for one wild ride.
Dawn FM has been a long time coming, but the Weeknd decided to finally drop it on Jan. 7 amid the spread of the Omicron variant. “Everything feels chaotic again,” he wrote in a message shared on Instagram. “Music can heal and that feels more important than another album rollout. Let's just drop the whole thing and enjoy it with the people.”
So the album arrived a little earlier than planned and naturally, fans are loving every track. When “Gasoline” got the visual treatment, his followers were especially excited over the cinematic final product.
Fans were the first to admit the “Gasoline” video was dark, even for Abel, but they didn’t seem to mind. The video was met with endless high praise.
The Weeknd’s fifth studio album was full of surprising moments and held some of his best collaborations to date. The singer enlisted the likes of Tyler, the Creator, Lil Wayne, Quincy Jones, Swedish House Mafia to be on the record. He even featured actor and longtime friend Jim Carrey on one song.
Dawn FM is undoubtedly The Weeknd’s darkest chapter yet, but fans have welcomed every eerie moment with open arms.