N*E*R*D man sings the track three times at HTC One launch event
Pharrell Williams performed Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’ for the first time on Friday night (April 19) – you can watch the performance by scrolling down and clicking ‘play’.
The N*E*R*D man performed the track on the day of its official release at the HTC One launch event in Brooklyn, New York. During his 16-song set, he played the song a total of three times, reports Billboard.
Prior to playing the song for the first time, he told the crowd: “Man these guys that made this record, they’re like so far beyond their time. I’m honoured to know those guys, those robots. Those guys we have a lot of incredible history together. So when they called me over the summer, I just remembered thinking one thing…try to get lucky right?”
A full-length version of Daft Punk‘s ‘Get Lucky’ was officially made available to download from iTunes on Friday (April 19). The track, featuring Phrarrell and Chic’s Nile Rodgers, is the first to be taken from the French duo’s hotly anticipated new album ‘Random Access Memories’.
Pharrell Williams recently revealed that he “met the robots at a Madonna party and they were just like, ‘We’re doing something’. I said, ‘Whatever you guys need, I’ll do it. I’ll play tambourine.’ It feels like the only click track they have is the human heartbeat, and that makes it really interesting because these are robots.” When asked what the ideal scenario for listening to ‘Random Access Memories’ is, he replied: “In a car, pulled up to the beach with my girl. Just let it play. This music is beyond 3D, it’s 4D. You don’t need MDMA to enjoy this music.”
Williams is one of a number of collaborators Daft Punk have pulled in for ‘Random Access Memories’, which is released on May 20. Synth pioneer Giorgio Moroder, Todd Edwards, Panda Bear and Chilly Gonzales are set to appear on the LP.