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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.

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

Dying Lagoons Reveal Mexico’s Environmental Racism

In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

On an early morning in September 2017, in a little fishing village in the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, called Zapotalito, thousands of dead fish floated on the surface of the Chacahua-Pastoría lagoons. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which rattled Mexico City on September 19, was felt as far down as Zapotalito, and the very next morning, its Black, Indigenous and poor Mestizo residents, who depend on the area's handful of lagoons for food and commerce, woke up to an awful smell and that terrible scene of floating fish.

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