Pharrell Williams says David Bowie could have sung on Daft Punk’s ‘Lose Yourself To Dance’

Producer and singer says hit single reminds him of 'walking down the street in the middle of the night in London'

Pharrell Williams has compared ‘Lose Yourself To Dance’, the song he recorded with Daft Punk, to David Bowie and said that the iconic British singer could have recorded it himself.

Williams, who previously provided vocals on Daft Punk’s hugely successful track ‘Get Lucky’, was speaking as part of a joint interview with Vibe magazine in which he was quizzed on the sound of ‘Lose Yourself To Dance’, which will be the French duo’s next single. Speaking about the song, Williams said: “‘Lose Yourself To Dance’ makes me feel like walking down the street in the middle of the night in London and it’s 1984, 1985.

“I don’t hear ’70s in that at all,” he added. “For me, it doesn’t sound at all like a Bowie record, but I feel like David Bowie would have loved that record. He could actually sing it.”

Meanwhile, Thomas Bangalter of Daft Punk clarified the French duo’s stance on dance music and what they are trying to achieve with ‘Random Access Memories’. “We’re trying to define – or redefine – what a dancefloor musician should be,” he said. “‘Lose Yourself To Dance’ is almost this idea of a timeless place or dancefloor where you can lose yourself… The idea of unity on the dancefloor, people being connected.”

Earlier this week MTV denied “banning” Daft Punk from appearing on US late-night satirical show The Colbert Report, insisting it was the French duo and their management who made the decision to pull out. Host Stephen Colbert claimed on the show that night that MTV was behind Daft Punk’s 11th hour cancellation.