By Sidney Madden
Robots rejoice! Daft Punk has officially released their new single “Get Lucky” with none other than Pharrell Williams.
After teasing fans at Coachella and during a commercial break of SNL the French electronic pair dropped the new single off of their upcoming album, Random Access Memories, at 12:01 am on Friday via iTunes.
In an interview earlier this month, the Neptunes front man explained how eager he was to work with the robots, telling them at a Madonna party, “If you just want me to play a tambourine, I’ll do it.”
Anchoring out the groovy, Bee-Gee-esque number on vocals, Pharell sounds right at home flexing his falsetto pipes as legendary guitarist Nile Rodgers holds it down on rhythm guitar. The track is a new sound for the duo and, if it’s any indication of the rest of the album, a new musical direction entirely. And Pharrell is all for it.
“Somewhere outside of the ether that we exist in is a multitude of realms of possibility and alternate directions. And I think they just went in those libraries and just dusted off those things” he explained. Deep
Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories will hit stores May 21.