Grammys 2017: The Weeknd performs a futuristic medley with Daft Punk
Starboy, for real.
Growing up a fan of albums such as Off The Wall and Thriller, Michael Jackson was an impactful influence on The Weeknd as musician, so it was fitting that he was introduced to the audience watching the Grammys at the Staples Center in Los Angeles by the King of Pop’s daughter Paris Jackson.
“We can really use this type of excitement at a pipeline protest, guys,” Jackson said on the stage before introducing The Weeknd.
The singer’s set was reminiscent of the Fortress of Solitude from the Superman films. It was made to look like a futuristic all-ice structure and Daft Punk came out to the stage first wearing all black and carrying neon pink crystals while “Starboy” played. They placed the crystals in a machine and “activated” the singer who then started performing his new single “I Feel It Coming.”
“Tell me what you really like / Baby I can take my time / We don’t ever have to fight./ Just take it step-by-step / I can see it in your eyes / ‘Cause they never tell me lies / I can feel that body shake / And the heat between your legs / You’ve been scared of love and what it did to you / You don’t have to run, I know what you’ve been through / Just a simple touch and it can set you free / We don’t have to rush when you’re alone with me.”