The EDM godfathers set tongues wagging when they premiered a trailer for Random Access Memories on Friday night at Coachella; they were at it again last night when a high-res version was aired last night during Saturday Night Live.
The much buzzed about video was for the RAM track “Get Lucky” and featured an emotive Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers up front as an impeccably outfitted Daft Punk play along in the background.
The Coachella version also announced an impressive list of collaborators including Julian Casablancas, Panda Bear and more in addition to Williams and Rodgers.
Every drop that Daft Punk dolls out seems to set the internet into overdrive. Pharrell himself tweeted:
"No words can describe how excited I am about this."
Daft Punk also let some details slip in a recent Rolling Stone interview. On the making of the album, which they started work on in 2008, the duo explained their new approach to recording:
“There are songs on the album that traveled into five studios over two and a half years,” Thomas Bangalter said. “There are drum machines on only two tracks. The electronics are played on a custom-built modular synthesizer, plus with a series of vintage vocoders.”
“We wanted to do what we used to do with machines and samplers, but with people,” he said.
But while Daft Punk may be exchanging synthesizers for guitars and drum kits, “Get Lucky” certainly has that unmistakable Daft Punk sound that makes you desperate to jump out of your seat and start popping around.
You may be wondering after all this hype, “when will the guys premiere the actual album already?!!!!!” They already took a pass at Coachella; is anyone gunna make it up to the cotton capital of Australia for the annual Wee Waa Show? There’s a mouse racing challenge?!!