In just over a year since the release of his blockbuster album Beauty Behind the Madness, The Weeknd has shared the first single from his new album — with Daft Punk in tow.
The R&B star dropped the title track late Wednesday night, the same day he announced the upcoming record Starboy and his shorter haircut. The electronic duo’s influence is felt in the melody and echoing vocals on the chorus. Otherwise, it sounds like The Weeknd, staying in the dark mood he cultivated on his early mixtapes and sprinkled on Madness.
Last month, it was confirmed The Weeknd was collaborating with Daft Punk. The crooner, a.k.a. Abel Tesfaye, also teased new music on Instagram; the post has since been deleted. An iTunes preview of the Starboy indicates the album, which has an expected Nov. 25 release date, will include 18 tracks; “False Alarm” is the only other song, besides the title track, listed.
“Starboy” is avaiable to buy on iTunes/Apple Music, and you can hear a preview below.