A Star is born. Hours after announcing his new album Starboy ,The Weeknd debuts the title track, which also serves as the first single. The Daft Punk-assisted song finds Abel boasting about his superstar status and bankroll, which includes buying his mother a car and a crib (“We don’t pray for love, we just pray for cars”).
“Look what you’ve done,” he sings. “I’m a motherfu**ing Starboy.”
Set for a Nov. 25 release, Starboy features 18 tracks including “False Alarm.” The follow-up to last year’s Beauty Behind the Madness is now available for pre-order on iTunes.
Earlier this month, The Weeknd promised that Starboy would be his “best-sounding” album to date with influences ranging from The Smiths and Bad Brains to Prince.
“I think it’ll be the best-sounding album I’ve ever done,” he told VMAN. “It’s hard to label the sound because, when I first came out,nobody would label it R&B. I just want to keep pushing the envelope without it feeling forced.” Listen to “Starboy” come alive in the fall.