The Weeknd Unveils Second New 'Starboy' Single, the Frantic 'False Alarm': Listen

Nabil Elderkin
The Weeknd

For the second single from his upcoming new album, The Weeknd dips his toe into dance-punk -- yes, really. 

Just days after releasing the initial title track and video for Starboy, the singer revealed "False Alarm" late Thursday night (Sept. 29).

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The "Starboy" video shows The Weeknd killing his former self, perhaps signaling he is reinventing himself with this new album.

While the groovy, electro Daft Punk-assisted first single is fairly classic Weeknd, "False Alarm" adds a new twist as he shrieks into a chorus punctuated by pounding drums.

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The song is evidence of a fresh direction and is rousing fans' curiosity about what other surprises the 18-song album might bring when it drops Nov. 25. 

This Saturday (Oct. 1), The Weeknd is scheduled to perform on the season premiere of Saturday Night Live.

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"False Alarm" is available on iTunes and Spotify: