The recent news of a new Daft Punk album has generated a fair amount of excitement not only within the dance music community but also in various other corners of the music press as well. A 15 second tease within the commercial break of SNL kicked things off a few weeks ago. In the last few days however an extended preview featuring Pharell and Nile Rogers performing alongside Daft Punk themselves made its premier at Coachella. To say that it is awesome is an understatement. It’s almost worth watching just for Nile Rogers’ beaming smile alone.
Things have bumped up another notch (for myself at least anyway) with the appearance of an actual radio edit of the lead track ‘Get Lucky’ on Soundcloud. Some people are reporting it to be a fake. All I can say is if that’s a fake that I absolutely cannot wait to hear the real thing. The track is wreaking of classic Chic-esque goodness thanks to the presence of Nile Rogers and his peer-less guitar sound.
UPDATE : It looks like the track has been taken down. It’s a shame but not really surprising. Maybe it wasn’t a fake after all.
People are understandably looking forward to the forthcoming album. The question beyond that is whether Daft Punk will undertake another tour. Personally I never had an interest in seeing Daft Punk live, and then I heard their 2007 live album. Oh. My. God. Don’t believe me? Have a listen for yourself (but do turn it up loud and use some decent speakers).
Now I am hoping that they announce a live show (my money is on them performing at the O2) and that it won’t cost a small fortune to see them. From where I’m standing it looks as though the soundtrack of summer 2013 could well belong to Daft Punk. Cest Magnifique!