22 Sep 2016
The Weeknd & Daft Punk – Starboy
The much anticipated collaboration between The Weeknd and Daft Punk has finally shed light as of today. The newly released single “Starboy” is an instant hit. Accompanied with strong vocals from Abęl Tesfaye and crisp production from Daft Punk, the song is destined to take off. Although part of me (being a huge Daft Punk fanboy) wished for a stronger Daft Punk presence within the song, but you can still notice a lot of the duo’s signature sounds such as the subtle voice modulation and their retro drum loops. The production is very minimalistic yet effective which is reminiscent of their Human after All album style.
All in all the song is a great promo track towards the highly anticipated Starboy album that was announced earlier this month by The Weeknd. This is certainly a track that will grow on you the more you listen.