The Weeknd teaming up with Daft Punk seems like the perfect marriage between two superstars at the top of their game. Of course, we all know how celebrity couples, even the best of them, end up (ahem, Brangelina).
Lucky for us, “Starboy” is a stars colliding collaboration that feels right with each side allowing the other to breathe to do their thing, making for a made-for- radio hit that fulfills, but doesn’t necessarily exceed our expectations.
The slick title track is the first single of The Weeknd’s third studio album which is expected to drop in November. It’s less dark than the singer/songwriter’s usual brooding bad boy stance with Daft Punk setting a more upbeat, nuanced, piano-laced template for the freshly shorn vocalist to unleash his frenetic MJ-esque falsetto in.