Despite their work on the score of Disney movie “Tron: Legacy,” that now seems like merely a blip in music time, French robot-duo Daft Punk is now ready to party with us. And a funky, disco party we shall have!
The release of a new album Random Access Memories is on its way, and after the internet frenzy over a video preview of the first single that aired on main stage screens at Coachella two weeks ago, it is safe to say everyone is talking about these two men of mystery.
One of the most eagerly anticipated albums of 2013, Random Access Memories will drop on May 21, but work on this full length studio album started in 2008. Without any true blueprint, the robots integrated serious electronic sounds with major stealth, scrapping early demos left and right before finding their groove. Daft Punk then teamed up with Chic guitarist and disco icon, Nile Rodgers to produce the forthcoming record.
Since 2007’s ‘Alive’ tour concreted the two robots’ place in history, depicting them in a huge, LED-covered steel pyramid, fans everywhere are anxious for a tour announcement following the May release. But in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, the guys had this to say: “we have no current plans to tour the new record…we want to focus everything on the act and excitement of listening to the album. We don’t see a tour as an accessory to an album.”
‘Excited’ to listen to the album would be a drastic understatement for most. These androids may not speak words but their presence is loud. Get Lucky officially released last Thursday at midnight, crashing servers worldwide. The single, featuring a smooth vocal from Pharrell Williams, is available on iTunes now. Check out the tracklisting for Random Access Memories below to see if you recognize any familiar names; each week leading up to the release Daft Punk drops a video on each of the collaborators to prolong the hype fans obviously can’t get enough of. To watch these videos and so much more, head to operationhandhug.com for an in-depth look at this very special album.
1.”Give Life Back to Music” (feat. Nile Rodgers)
2.”The Game of Love”
3.”Giorgio by Moroder” (feat. Giorgio Moroder)
4.”Within” (feat. Chilly Gonzales)
5.”Instant Crush” (feat. Julian Casablancas)
6.”Lose Yourself to Dance” (feat. Pharell Williams & Nile Rodgers)
7.”Touch” (feat. Paul Williams)
8.”Get Lucky” (feat. Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers)
11.”Fragments of Time” (feat. Todd Edwards)
12.”Doin’ It Right” (feat. Panda Bear)