"Starboy," which features Daft Punk, is the lead single from The Weeknd's upcoming album of the same name. Starboy will be the XO artist's first project since the breakout success of his 2015 album Beauty Behind the Madness. That album spawned the hit singles "The Hills" and "Can't Feel My Face," and catapulted The Weeknd to a new level of pop stardom.
The Weeknd revealed the album's cover recently as well, and caused quite a stir online after the photo revealed that he had cut off his signature hair. Many fans were upset, wondering how he could shear off something so central to his artistic identity.
"Even though I’ve been putting out bodies of work for years, Beauty Behind the Madness felt like the beginning,” he told VMAN in a recent interview. “My purpose is to make exciting music, and I feel like I’ll be doing that for the rest of my life, so there’s no pressure. Nothing is stopping me from doing what I love to do.” He cited acts like The Smiths, Bad Brains, Talking Heads, and Prince as inspirations for the new project, which is easily his most anticipated album yet.
While you wait for Starboy's Nov. 25 release date, you can check out The Weeknd's video for the album's title track here.