New York, United States
Aug 25, 2016, 11.27 AM (IST)
The Canadian singer uploaded a snippet of music onto Instagram without further visuals or commentary
R&B sensation The Weeknd released a snippet of music on Wednesday after hinting at a collaboration with reclusive French electronic duo Daft Punk.
The Canadian singer, who a year ago burst into the mainstream with his Grammy-nominated album "The Beauty Behind the Madness," uploaded what appeared to be new music onto Instagram without further visuals or commentary.
The track is driven by The Weeknd's distinctively wide-ranging R&B-tinged voice but with a light electronic accompaniment.
The Weeknd, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, has provided few details about his upcoming projects but has hinted at a new project and posted pictures of himself in the studio on Facebook.
Last week, he put an image of a stereo speaker on Facebook. Sitting on top of the device were figurines of Daft Punk, instantly recognisable for their robot masks.
Daft Punk, French producers Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, has been mostly silent since the duo's Grammy-winning 2013 album "Random Access Memories."
Pioneers of the French house scene, the members of Daft Punk rarely grant interviews or appear outside their costumes.