Abel Tesfaye — The Weeknd — cut his hair on Wednesday and released a new single on Thursday. Oh and Daft Punk, everyone’s favorite singing robots, hopped on the track too. What a time to be alive. Rumors have been circulating for a while now about a collaboration between The Weeknd and Daft Punk, and we finally have confirmation with their new song, “Starboy.”
The new track shares a name with The Weeknd’s upcoming solo project, Starboy, which drops November 25. The album is a follow-up to The Weeknd’s chart-topping 2015 project, The Beauty Behind the Madness. In December of last year, The Beauty Behind the Madness became the most-streamed album of 2015 with over 60 million listeners tuning in. Needless to say, the hype for the upcoming Starboy is real.
As for the single, it’s the chorus where daft punk can be found — that steals the show. We get a taste of daft punk’s usual, playable robo-tech beats intermingled with The Weeknd’s hook: “Look what you’ve done / I’m a motherfucking starboy.” We don’t think we’ll get it out of our heads for the next week.
It’s also streaming on Spotify:
The Weeknd will also premiere his new album via Apple Music in November.
We’re expecting the song and the album to be yet another hit on Top 20 charts and a bestseller (or best streamer in this case).
Starboy will be available on November 25.