Daft Punk and The Weeknd have another song together
Daft Punk and The Weeknd aren’t done yet. In a new interview with The Wall Street Journal, The Weeknd, real name Abel Tesfaye, revealed a second collaboration with the legendary French pair. “The remarkably spontaneous sessions yielded two songs on the album,” the article notes. The yet-to-be announced second single will arrive on Tesfaye’s forthcoming 18-track album Starboy, due for release on November 25.
The new collaboration follows the pair’s first effort, “Starboy,” which — though met with mixed reviews — serves as the lead single from The Weeknd’s new album. The song broke records, accruing more than 17 million streams in its first weekend and becoming the most-added new song of all-time on North American radio.
Aside from confirming a second collaboration with Daft Punk, the new interview with WSJ also provides compelling insight into the creative process of the French duo. The Weekend notes:
“Their studio is like a spaceship, there’s a lot of gear,” he says, “but the way they make music, the way they explain it, is very cinematic. It’s like they’re reading a page out of a novel—‘We want to make sure that at the end, it feels like the sun’s coming up, and maybe there’s a car chase.’ They can get technical, but it was interesting how they visualize making music.”
Listen to “Starboy” below and be on the lookout for The Weekend and Daft Punk’s new collaboration, due out on Starboy on November 25.