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The Weeknd working with Daft Punk

R&B star The Weeknd is working with Daft Punk on their first new material in three years.

Wendy Goldstein, executive Vice President and head of urban A&R at The Weeknd's label, Republic Records, recently revealed the collaboration news in a chat for Billboard magazine's Hitmakers Roundtable.


It's not clear exactly when the interview was recorded, but in the audio footage published online, she says, "Actually, we have a session coming up in two days... with The Weeknd and Daft Punk. I've always been a massive Daft Punk fan, and this is the first time that I've actually been involved with an artist who's going to go and work with them."


Her comments emerge days after The Weeknd posted a cryptic photo on social media, depicting two robot figures sitting on top of a stereo. The Can't Feel My Face hitmaker did not elaborate on the meaning behind the picture, but it's now clear the singer was hinting at the get-together with the French dance music icons.


Daft Punk have not released any new music since their 2013 album, Random Access Memories, which spawned the smash hit Get Lucky, featuring Pharrell Williams and Chic star Nile Rodgers.


Meanwhile, The Weeknd has been keeping busy following the huge success of his Grammy-winning album Beauty Behind the Madness, which was released last summer (15) - he is also up for Best Male Video and Best Visual Effects honours for Can't Feel My Face at Sunday's (28Aug16) MTV Video Music Awards.