In a surprising turn of events, The Weeknd made a major announcement during his tour stop in Warsaw, Poland, that left fans both excited and nostalgic. The Toronto megastar revealed that he will no longer be doing guest features in his career, making it a significant moment for his music journey.
Performing at the PGE Narodowy stadium, The Weeknd treated the audience to a verse from his unreleased track “Another One of Me.” In an emotional declaration, he stated, “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.” And I just wanna say that this is gonna be the last feature I ever do, ever in my career. So I wanna perform it for you guys tonight.”
However, Abel Tesfaye added a playful twist to his announcement on Twitter, implying a potential exception. He wrote, “The final feature… unless Daft Punk ever get back together.”
the final feature… unless daft punk ever get back together pic.twitter.com/shpRFz7nnt— Abel Tesfaye (@theweeknd) August 11, 2023
The Weeknd’s collaboration with the French electronic music duo Daft Punk resulted in hits like “Starboy” and “I Feel It Coming” from his 2016 album Starboy. Daft Punk, known for their groundbreaking music and enigmatic image, sadly disbanded in 2021 after a remarkable 28-year partnership.
His reverence for Daft Punk is evident, as he previously shared, “Those guys are one of the reasons I make music, so I can’t even compare them to other people. Their branding and how seriously they take their craft and image and everything — they’re almost not even real,” in an interview with Variety in 2021.
In a conversation with W Magazine, he revealed that his upcoming album might mark his farewell as The Weeknd. “This is something that I have to do,” he expressed. “As The Weeknd, I’ve said everything I can say. It’s getting to a place and a time where I’m getting ready to close the Weeknd chapter.”
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Abel added, “I’ll still make music, maybe as Abel, maybe as The Weeknd. But I still want to kill The Weeknd. And I will. Eventually. I’m definitely trying to shed that skin and be reborn.”
As The Weeknd continues to captivate audiences with his music, this recent announcement adds a layer of intrigue to his evolving artistic journey. Fans eagerly anticipate his upcoming album and any future surprises he may have in store.