The Weeknd – Starboy (feat Daft Punk)
Wow! We did not see that one coming and yet, here we are. The elusive and enigmatic Daft Punk duo has come out of hiding on the title track for The Weeknd‘s upcoming album Starboy. As it turns out, the track is available right now as a pre-order bonus. This is not Daft Punk’s first foray into hip-hop crossovers, as they have worked with Kanye West on “Black Skinhead”.
The track kicks off with a very Daft Punk-esque static that gives way to the chilled out hip-hop beat. The smooth vocals of The Weeknd croon over the beat and you get the feeling this track will soon be pop radio gold. Daft Punk’s contribution becomes apparent as an electronic voice sample saying “ah-ha”: is looped to elevate the track to something worthy of a Daft Punk collaboration. You can get you “Starboy” pre-order here and get the track as an instant gratification now.