The Weeknd Declares End to Collaborative Features, Awaits Daft Punk Reunion

by Barbara

Abel Tesfaye, widely known as The Weeknd, has officially drawn the curtain on his phase of musical collaborations with fellow artists. During his performance on the Warsaw, Poland leg of his After Hours Til Dawn tour, Tesfaye made a decisive announcement that he has concluded his participation in recording features with other musicians.

Addressing the eager crowd, the 33-year-old vocalist shared, “This next song I’m about to perform is an unreleased record. I haven’t dropped it yet. It’s called ‘Another One of Me,’ but I just want to say this is going to be the last feature I ever do, ever, in my career, so I’m going to perform it for you guys tonight.”


In a significant transition, Tesfaye, who had previously announced his intention to undergo an artistic “rebirth” under his birth name rather than his stage alias, expressed on Instagram that he would contemplate future collaborative endeavors solely if “Daft Punk ever get back together.” The Weeknd had previously teamed up with the French electronic duo for his 2016 chart-topper “Starboy,” which ascended to No. 1 on the U.S. music charts.


Video footage from the Poland concert captured The Weeknd’s rendition of the new composition, with the audience offering their applause as the song unfolded. It became evident that the track retained electronic elements consistent with his recent releases showcased on both the After Hours and Dawn FM albums.


Confirming this shift in artistic direction, a representative for Tesfaye affirmed via email to EW that the Grammy-winning Canadian sensation “will not be doing any more features for his music career (unless daft punk regroup!).” Meanwhile, the identity of the collaborating artist and the impending release date for “Another One of Me” remain under wraps, awaiting their forthcoming revelation.

While his venture into collaborative features might be coming to a close, Tesfaye has recently ventured into collaborative territory, working alongside Madonna and Playboi Carti on the track “Popular,” a contribution to his Idol TV series soundtrack. This effort bore fruit, as Madonna secured her first Billboard Hot 100 hit in eight years, thus placing her alongside Cher as the sole female artists in U.S. music history to amass chart-topping hits across five consecutive decades.



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