The Weeknd has collaborated with electro gods Daft Punk on his latest track ‘Starboy’. The track was released yesterday, shortly after The Weeknd posted the cover art for his upcoming album (also titled ‘Starboy’).
26 year old Abel Makkonen Tesfaye (AKA The Weeknd) shot to the top of the charts last year, thanks to his hugely successful second album ‘Beauty Behind The Madness’. The album was supported by five singles titled ‘Acquainted’, ‘Often’, ‘Into The Night’, ‘The Hills’ and the massive number one hit ‘Can’t Feel My Face’. The album was adored by critics worldwide with many drawing comparisons to ‘Thriller’ era Michael Jackson.
The singer has spent much of the last year working on his upcoming new record ‘Starboy’. It was long rumoured that French electronic duo Daft Punk would play a major part in the creation of the new album, and this has now been confirmed. ‘Starboy’ is set to be released on November 25 via XO Records. As well as Daft Punk, the record has been co produced by Cirkut, Ben Billions, Don McKinney and Mano.
iTunes have revealed another track from the upcoming album will be titled ‘False Alarm’.
Rumours surrounding a Daft Punk / Weeknd collaboration had began to circulate earlier this summer after Republic Records head of urban A&R Wendy Goldstein gave this statement: “Well, actually, we have a session coming up in two days with The Weeknd and Daft Punk, and I’ve always been a massive Daft Punk fan, This is the first time I’ve been involved with an artist who’s going to go and work with them.”
‘Starboy’ is the first official release that Daft Punk have been involved in since their pivotal 2013 album ‘Random Access Memories’. The single is now available on iTunes, where the album is also available to pre-order.