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The Weeknd Enlists Daft Punk for the First Single Off His Amharic-Inspired Album

The Weeknd releases the title track from his forthcoming album "Starboy" featuring Daft Punk.

After announcing the -let's call it-"Wizkid-inspired" title of his forthcoming album, Starboy, Abel Tesfaye aka The Weeknd comes through with the release of the album’s title track, a jolting single that pairs Tesfaye's restrained vocals with air-tight electronic percussion courtesy of electronic music's most celebrated enigmas, Daft Punk.


The singer’s been noticeably more vocal about his Ethiopian heritage recently, and though the Amharic-influences aren’t totally obvious on “Starboy,” the singer’s recent comment about the language being key on his upcoming record, has us pretty eager to hear what else the album will have to offer.

We’ll have to wait till November 25 to hear the full project, but we’re counting on “Starboy” to hold us over till then. Preview the song below and stream the full track on Spotify and Apple Music.

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Every week, we highlight the top releases through our best music of the week column.

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