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The Weeknd hints at new music with Daft Punk

The track is driven by The Weeknd's distinctively wide-ranging R&B-tinged voice but with a light electronic accompaniment. Photograph: (Getty)

AFP New York, United States Aug 25, 2016, 12.38 AM (IST)
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.

(WION with inputs from AFP)
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