The Weeknd’s ‘Dawn FM’: That Grape Juice’s Top 5 Tracks

Published: Saturday 8th Jan 2022 by Ryan

The Weeknd has unleashed ‘Dawn FM’ – his fifth studio album.

Led by the synth-pop single ‘Take My Breath,’ the set sees The Weeknd exploring themes of relationships, celebrity, and more.

That Grape Juice has been spinning the LP since its release. Join us below to find out which five tracks are essential on ’Dawn FM.’

5. Out Of Time

Track 7, or as it is better known as ‘Out Of Time,’ is a sleek disco-infused song that recalls the work of Michael Jackson on ‘Off The Wall.’ The song sees the music superstar exploring his own toxicity as he tries to move on and become a better version of himself. The Weeknd almost gets lost in his contemplation, only to be pulled back by Jim Carrey, who promises that “Soon you’ll be healed, forgiven and refreshed.” And indeed, he is.


4. Take My Breath

With the opening guitar riffs recalling that on ‘Edge of Seventeen’ and synths that recall some of ABBA’s best work, The Weeknd successfully fuses two of the late 70’s and early 80’s most successful act’s sounds to create his very own. Hypnotizing and adrenaline-boosting ‘Take My Breath’ is The Weeknd at his dance floor best.


3. Here We Go Again

On ‘Here We Go Again’ The Weeknd continues his 80’s tribute by recalling synths similar to that on Asia’s ‘Heat Of The Moment.’ Similarly, he is also spellbound by love and while Tyler, The Creator cautions against falling too fast, it is too late and The Weeknd is head-over-heels and he rides the emotional roller coaster of love, taking the listener along with him. Every hesitation, every moment of bliss is expressed in great intimacy, proving The Weeknd’s pen game is as strong as ever.


2. Sacrifice 

With ‘Sacrifice’ The Weeknd has single-handedly revived the late period disco-funk style that had been lost to the ages. While the song may be about blaming his hometown for his ways, he also expresses his self-indulgence across the tune. This kind of excess is what The Weeknd has become known for, a kind of excess that has allowed him to push past his contemporaries and to become one of the reigning pop superstars.


1. Less Than Zero

The final full song on the album is also its best. This sun-soaked ballad is as heartbreaking as The Weeknd has ever been. With lyrics such as “Now you’d rather leave me than to watch me die in your arms,” he pulls on the heartstrings all the while an upbeat synth progression plays the perfect juxtaposition to the lyrics. Make no mistake, this is not a ‘Blinding Lights’ 2.0, rather it is its own entity, one that is destined to become as big as the ones before it.


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  1. Uggh January 8, 2022

    I’m totally making love to this masterpiece.

    • True Tea January 8, 2022

      To ur battery operated toy??

      • Fancy BISH (Back To The Future 🤣) 👊🏽💎 January 8, 2022

        Still better then using your daddy

      • True Tea January 9, 2022

        Lots a daddy references. We all know what kinda man you’re looking for.

        I hear they have websites for sugar babies. 😉

      • Fancy BISH (Back To The Future 🤣) 👊🏽💎 January 9, 2022

        Where has there been “lots”? I’m sure you have signed up to those types of websites.

  2. marilyn monh-O-E ® 👠(#1 DIVA) January 8, 2022

    I love gasoline, I heard you are married & don’t break my heart💅🏾 Sooooo good!

  3. Kigian January 8, 2022

    Amazing album I love it!
    For me:
    6.I Heard You’re Married
    5.Less Than Zero (for a lighter music he used to do)
    4.Take My Breath ( for synths waves, bass, harmonies)
    3.Sacrifice (for the different voices he uses in it and the beat)
    2.Out Of Time (for being a mix between MJ’s Off The Wall and Daft Punk’s smooth sweet and groovy sounds)
    1.How Do I Make You Love Me (for the catchy chorus melody and the electro music arriving by surprise before the chorus)

  4. Ace Blanks January 8, 2022

    This is the first body of work from the weekend that I actually really like. I listened to the whole thing for the most part (only skipped two songs). I’m not his biggest fans but there were always individual songs I liked but this album made me pay attention. I loooove the beats! My favorites in order are:

    1) Sacrifice (This was a perfect single choice to do a visual too. For me the best song on the album).

    2) I Heard You’re Married (The groove of it all. It’s so seductive musically even though the topic itself isn’t lyrically and come on it has WEEZY F BABY ON IT!!!! That along made it into my top 5)

    3) Out of Time (I just really love the 80’s feel of this song and it’s a dope topic. We all have issues that we drive to make better)

    4) Best Friends (You can’t help but bob your head to the beat and we all want a best friend lover but I understand the fear of ruining the friendship)

    5) Less Than Zero (I honestly don’t know why but for some reason I really like this song even though this typically isn’t the sound I rush to and I think everyone can relate to feeling less than zero at some point).

    This was a really great body of work for real! Very cohesive and personally better to me than “After Hours” I didn’t like any of the songs on there.

  5. Musixxman96 January 8, 2022

    Less than zero is actually Save your tears 2.0 in a good way. The tempo is the same, the melody of the instrumental exactly matches the melody of the weeknds voice (like save your tears), has some guitar in it – both max martin – its so nice! Although I cant see myself listening to alot of the songs on the album, I appreciate its cohesive and the artwork is cool and he kept to the theme/80s synth sound throughout. He should add moth to a flame to the album!

  6. J January 8, 2022

    He’s a dream. I couldn’t have asked for a better album from him 😩

    That cover is hard to look at but unique for sure

  7. Justme January 9, 2022

    All of these songs sound the same..

  8. Wkndr January 9, 2022

    He’s better than flop ass MJ!!!

  9. Theelusive1 January 9, 2022

    OUT OF TIME Is his best vocal on this album. Little inspiration from MJ and little 80’s punk feel; Im not sure if he’s innovative or a Gaga type ripoff artist.

  10. Fancy BISH (Back To The Future 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 January 9, 2022

    Whole album hot, even the outro lol 🎶🔥🤳🏽

    • Fancy BISH (Back To The Future 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 January 9, 2022

      His albums are all trash.

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