Late last week, Daft Punk released its debut single off its upcoming Random Access Memories (out May 21), the fourth full-length by the French electronic duo. Changing things up this time around, the duo decided to work mostly with live musicians rather than relying on machines and samplers (use of electronics was limited to drum machines that appear on only two tracks, a large modular synthesizer performed live by the duo, and vintage vocoders).
On “Get Lucky,” Daft Punk debuts their new approach and sound. The track is co-written by and features Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers. It carries the spirit of the duo’s past efforts, but feels fresh, once again staying two steps ahead of the current EDM trend.
Daft Punk clearly isn’t resting on their laurels, and this powerhouse collaboration more than proves that. Williams’ vocals are spot-on – a completely consistent delivery from the N.E.R.D./Neptunes singer-songwriter. The guitars laid down by Rodgers are sexy – simple, catchy, soul-infused.
May 21 can’t come soon enough.
Daft Punk, Get Lucky, Nile Rodgers, Pharrell Williams, Random Access Memories