Daft Punk Reportedly Recording With The Weeknd
It’s been more than three years since Daft Punk released their Random Access Memories album, and we haven’t heard much of them since. But now, it appears that they’re back to working, and that they’ve recruited a new hitmaking collaborator in the Weeknd. YourEDM points out that, in a recent hitmakers’-roundtable video for Billboard, Wendy Goldstein, executive vice president and head of urban A&R for Republic Records, broke the news: “Actually, we have a session coming up in two days with the Weeknd and Daft Punk. I’m 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.”
That interview was actually posted more than a month ago, and somehow, nobody noticed. But it looks like the session probably happened. Two weeks ago, the Weeknd hinted at a collaboration by posting this image on Instagram:
Of course, there’s still a great chance that we’ll never get to hear this. Daft Punk are painstaking studio perfectionists, and they spend years honing their records, presumably scrapping much of their material before releasing it. Even if this does come out, it could be a long time before we get to hear it. Still, it’s fun to think about how Daft Punk and the Weeknd might sound together.