'The Muppets' songwriter to feature on new Daft Punk album?

Paul Williams says the dance duo's next album is due in June

'The Muppets' songwriter to feature on new Daft Punk album?

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Paul Williams, the songwriter behind The Muppets classic 'Rainbow Connection', has revealed he has been working with Daft Punk on their new album.

The songwriter, who is 71 years old, told the Hollywood Reporter that he had penned "a couple of tunes" with the French dance duo and that the album could come out as soon as this June.

Speaking about his work with Daft Punk, Williams said: "I've been working with Daft Punk. I've written a couple of tunes on their next album. I feel like I don’t want to talk about the stuff that I'm doing with them, because they want a press blackout on the album until it's out."

He continued: "So I should basically not be talking about it at all. But I just think they're an amazingly brilliant. The way they explore the possibilities of sound. And I'm also totally attracted to the fact that they choose to do it anonymously. I think that's fantastic."

Daft Punk last released a studio album in 2005 with 'Human After All' and are thought to have spent a large chunk of the last four years working on its follow-up. Chic guitarist Nile Rodgers is also expected to feature on the album.

The duo took time out from the writing and recording of their fourth album to create the entire soundtrack for Disney's fantasy epic Tron: Legacy, which was released in December 2010.

You can watch the video for 'Derezzed' from the Tron: Legacy soundtrack by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.

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