The Weeknd unveils 'Starboy' title track with Daft Punk: Listen

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On Wednesday (Sept. 21), The Weeknd revealed the title and artwork of his upcoming and highly anticipated sophomore album, Starboy. He kept the hype going overnight by releasing the album's title track, which features dance legends Daft Punk.

The Weeknd Shares Upcoming Album Title & Cover Art, Flaunts New Haircut

The chart-topping artist's new haircut (as seen on the album cover) isn't the only thing that's changed, though. The album will likely diverge from the sound of his breakthrough Beauty Behind the Madness album, considering he has already dipped his toes into more electronic production.

Earlier this month, the collaborative track "Wild Love" arrived, which saw The Weeknd working with Cashmere Cat and Francis and the Lights.

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LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 19: Singer The Weeknd performs at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 19, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 15: The Weeknd (aka Abel Tesfaye) performs during Day 3 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival held at the Empire Polo Club on April 15, 2012 in Indio, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 07: The Weeknd aka Abel Tesfaye performs on stage on Day 2 of Wireless Festival at Hyde Park on July 7, 2012 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Christie Goodwin/Redferns via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 25: Abel Tesfaye aka The Weeknd performs on stage at Electric Ballroom on March 25, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Gus Stewart/Redferns via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 26: The Weeknd attends TheWeeknd Album Listening Event on August 26, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 28: The Weeknd performs at James L Knight Center on September 28, 2013 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Vallery Jean/WireImage)
Abel 'The Weeknd' arrives on the red carpet for the 56th Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, January 26, 2014. AFP PHOTO ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 19: The Weeknd performs at Barclay's Center for King Of The Fall Tour September 19, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Jeff Lombardo/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 05: Grammy nominated recording artist The Weeknd attends Rolling Stone and Google Play event during Grammy Week at the El Rey Theatre on February 5, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. The event celebrates a collaboration to bring years of iconic stories to the digital world. For the first time ever, Rolling Stoneâs vast archives is available for free to everyone on Android and iOS phones and tablets exclusively on mobile through Google Play Newsstand, Googleâs news reader app optimized for phones and tablets. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for Google)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 11: Singer The Weeknd performs onstage during day 2 of the 2015 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival (Weekend 1) at the Empire Polo Club on April 11, 2015 in Indio, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: (EDITORS NOTE: Image was converted to black and white) Recording artist Abel Tesfaye, aka 'The Weeknd', performs on NBC's 'Today' at Rockefeller Plaza on May 7, 2015 in New York, New York. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/FilmMagic)
The Weeknd performs during the Apple World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Monday, June 8, 2015. Apple Inc. kicked off its annual developers conference in San Francisco, where the company will unveil a revamped streaming-music service, improvements to its mobile software and tools to speed up smartwatch applications. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images
TORONTO, ON - JUNE 21: The Weeknd arrives at the 2015 MuchMusic Video Awards at MuchMusic HQ on June 21, 2015 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - JUNE 21: The Weeknd arrives at the 2015 MuchMusic Video Awards at MuchMusic HQ on June 21, 2015 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Isaiah Trickey/FilmMagic)
CHICAGO, IL - JULY 31: Abel Tesfaye of The Weeknd performs at the 2015 Lollapalooza music festival at Grant Park on July 31, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Josh Brasted/FilmMagic,)
Recording artist The Weeknd poses for a photo in the press room at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA), August 30, 2015 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. AFP PHOTO/ FREDERIC J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 19: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been digitally converted to black and white.) Singer The Weeknd performs at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 19, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
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According to iTunes, the album will have 18 tracks, with an expected release date of Nov. 25. "False Alarm" is the only other song title listed.

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"Starboy" is available now on iTunes. Listen to a preview here:


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