The Weeknd’s social media activity has led many to speculate that he’s working with French blog house duo Justice.
The Weeknd appears to be deepening his involvement with French dance music. Thus far, his discography includes collaborations with artists like Gesaffelstein and Daft Punk. He may soon add Justice — who recently teased music from a new album — to that list.
That is, if his recent social media activity is any indication. The Weekend (real name Abel Tesfaye) has posted a series of images to his Instagram story in which Justice’s iconic cross logo features heavily. Neither act has formally announced a collaboration of any kind, to be sure. Still, hints don’t get a whole lot more direct than this.
Justice are about due for another tidbit to generate buzz for their upcoming album anyway. The duo comprised of Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay have released music together for 20 years, making the biggest waves of their career with the 2007 release of † (also known as Cross).Their as-yet-unnamed 2024 album will mark the first studio-length effort since their 2016 LP, Woman. They announced it in June 2023, and Ed Banger Records Founder Busy P said that it gave him the same kind of goosebumps that Cross did.
For his part, The Weeknd is certainly good for a little well-timed buzz. His 2016 collaborations with Daft Punk, “Starboy” and “I Can Feel It Coming,” were the now-defunct French duo’s first to amass 1 billion streams on Spotify apiece. His sleazy brand of pop will surely fit just as well alongside the raw and stylized sound design that made Justice a fixture of the electronic music landscape.
What, then, could Justice and The Weeknd have in the works? Is it a single, or several of them, or a stage show, or perhaps something else altogether? Only time will tell. Until then, stay locked on their social media accounts for more information on what could possibly be on the way.