‘I Feel It Coming’ follows on from previous Daft Punk collaboration, launch single and the title track from his upcoming third album ‘Starboy’ – featuring the laid-back soulful of classic The Weeknd while channelling ‘Off The Wall’ era Michael Jackson, but elevated by the sweet electro and smooth disco of Daft Punk’s ‘Random Access Memories’ – complete with that trademark vocoder sound. ‘Party Boy’ meanwhile, is another sombre dose of sultry R&B noir.
Revealing that the title ‘Starboy’ was a tribute to the late, great David Bowie, The Weeknd said: “I just love Bowie, I think he’s the ultimate inventor.”
Speaking of working with Daft Punk, he continued: “Their studio is like a spaceship, there’s a lot of gear, but the way they make music, the way they explain it, is very cinematic. It’s like they’re reading a page out of a novel— ‘We want to make sure that at the end, it feels like the sun’s coming up, and maybe there’s a car chase.’ They can get technical, but it was interesting how they visualise making music.”
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) November 17, 2016
The Weeknd releases ‘Starboy’ on 25 November. His upcoming UK tour dates are below.
Manchester, Arena (March 5)
London, The O2 (March 7, 8)
Glasgow, The SSE Hydro (March 10)
Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena (March 11)
Birmingham, Barclaycard Arena (March 13)
Leeds, First Direct Arena (March 14)