Daft Punk, The Weeknd Reportedly Working Together
It has been three years since fans have heard from Daft Punk, but that may be changing somewhat soon. According to Wendy Goldstein, the Executive Vice President of A&R at Republic Records, there was session in July between the "Get Lucky" group and The Weeknd, who has been bopping around from studio to studio with various producers lately.
In a Billboard roundtable discussion with other songwriters, A&Rs and executives, Goldstein revealed the information. She was asked the question about which artists she admired and hoped to work with one day. To this she responded, "We have a session coming up in two days with The Weeknd and Daft Punk. I've always been a massive Daft Punk fan, so this is the first time that I'm actually involved with an artist who is actually going to go work with them."
This is a surprising development for fans who are used to the secretive nature of Daft Punk's recording. It is possible that Goldstein made a big faux pas and did not realize she was not supposed to reveal the session to the world. Or the group had a change of heart and is opening up their process a little bit.
The news matches a picture posted on The Weeknd's Facebook page recently, which featured small figurines of the French robots. Fans can only hope that they will hear what might be created in this studio session in the near future. It could be for a Weeknd project or for Daft Punk - that is not known. Watch the interview below.