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The Weeknd is just one week away from dropping his third album Starboy on November 25 and is now giving fans the official album cover, tracklist, and two brand new singles.
Starboy will include 18 tracks and feature two appearances from Daft Punk, as well as vocals from Future, Kendrick Lamar and Lana Del Rey, who also appeared on the song “Prisoners” from The Weeknd’s 2015 album Beauty Behind The Madness.
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) November 17, 2016
Releasing two new songs today, the first takes us back to The Weeknd’s 2015 Grammy-winning album, with its sexually explicit subject matter and ominous tones. The dark and heavy “Party Monster” has The Weeknd lamenting over his love life, singing, “I just need a girl who gonna really understand” one moment and, “Woke up by a girl/ I don’t even know her name” in the next verse.
The Weeknd lightens things up both musically and lyrically for his second collaboration with Daft Punk on “I Feel It Coming.” The sweet love song is a much lighter tone, beat and subject matter than we’re used to hearing from Abel, who croons like the second coming of Michael Jackson on the lines, “You’ve been scared of love and what it did to you/ You don’t have to run/ I know what you’ve been through.”
Like the trio’s initial offering on the lead single “Starboy,” “I Feel It Coming” is another radio-friendly collaboration that will likely dominate the charts.
The album art for today’s two new singles follow the same aesthetic as previous singles “Starboy” and “Fasle Alarm,” with the heavy block images and deep reds, yellows, blues and black.
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) November 18, 2016
In addition to the new songs and tracklisting announcement, The Weeknd also revealed the album art for Starboy, which shows the singer staring straight at the camera while an oversized cross hangs from a chain around his neck.
The Weeknd’s third studio album Starboy will be released on November 25.